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Testbed for the comparison of parametric surface methods
Author(s): Michael J. Lounsbery; Charles Loop; Stephen Mann; David Meyers; James Painter; Anthony D. DeRose; Kenneth R. Sloan Jr.
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Paper Abstract

There are currently a number of methods for solving variants of the following problem: Given a triangulated polyhedron P in three-space with or without boundary, construct a smooth surface that interpolates the vertices of P. Problems of this variety arise in numerous areas of application such as medical imaging, scattered data fitting, and geometric modeling. In general, while the techniques satisfy the continuity and interpolation requirements of the problem, they often fail to produce pleasing shapes. Our interest in studying this problem has necessitated the construction of a flexible software testbed that allows rapid implementation and testing of new surface fitting methods and analysis techniques. The testbed is written entirely in the C programming language and is highly portable. Other relevant features of the testbed are discussed, and recommendations for improving the shape characteristics of several interpolation methods are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1251, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19765
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Lounsbery, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Charles Loop, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Stephen Mann, Univ. of Washington (United States)
David Meyers, Univ. of Washington (United States)
James Painter, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Anthony D. DeRose, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Kenneth R. Sloan Jr., Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1251:
Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics
Leonard A. Ferrari; Rui J. P. de Figueiredo, Editor(s)

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