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Tilted planes in 3D image analysis
Author(s): Roy P. Pargas; Nancy J. Staples; Brian F. Malloy; Ken Cantrell; Murtuza Chhatriwala
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Paper Abstract

Reliable 3D wholebody scanners which output digitized 3D images of a complete human body are now commercially available. This paper describes a software package, called 3DM, being developed by researchers at Clemson University and which manipulates and extracts measurements from such images. The focus of this paper is on tilted planes, a 3DM tool which allows a user to define a plane through a scanned image, tilt it in any direction, and effectively define three disjoint regions on the image: the points on the plane and the points on either side of the plane. With tilted planes, the user can accurately take measurements required in applications such as apparel manufacturing. The user can manually segment the body rather precisely. Tilted planes assist the user in analyzing the form of the body and classifying the body in terms of body shape. Finally, titled planes allow the user to eliminate extraneous and unwanted points often generated by a 3D scanner. This paper describes the user interface for tilted planes, the equations defining the plane as the user moves it through the scanned image, an overview of the algorithms, and the interaction of the tilted plane feature with other tools in 3DM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3313, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications, (6 March 1998);
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Roy P. Pargas, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Nancy J. Staples, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Brian F. Malloy, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Ken Cantrell, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Murtuza Chhatriwala, Clemson Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3313:
Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications
Richard N. Ellson; Joseph H. Nurre, Editor(s)

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