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Representing the dynamics of the occluding contour
Author(s): W. Brent Seales; Charles R. Dyer
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a novel, viewer-centered approach to modeling the geometry of the visible occluding contour of solid 3D shape. A description of the change in appearance of the rim and occluding contour as a function of viewpoint allows the organization of features of the occluding contour for indexing and matching. This organization makes the features of the occluding contour explicit for matching in a dynamic context where image features are changing over time, and in a static context where matching methods must iteratively refine an estimation of viewpoint. The rim appearance representation models the exact appearance of the occluding contour formed by the edges of a polyhedron that is assumed to be an approximation of a smooth shape. An algorithm is presented for constructing the rim appearance representation. Bounds on space and time are given, and implementation results show that the rim appearance representation is significantly smaller than the aspect graph and the aspect representation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1383, Sensor Fusion III: 3D Perception and Recognition, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25244
Show Author Affiliations
W. Brent Seales, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Charles R. Dyer, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1383:
Sensor Fusion III: 3D Perception and Recognition
Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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