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Author Weiyin Ma ♦ Xiaohu Ma ♦ Shiu-Kit Tso ♦ Zhigeng Pan
Sponsorship RIKEN (Institute of Physical & Chemical Res.)
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Surface fitting ♦ Topology ♦ Equations ♦ Spline ♦ Shape ♦ Computer aided manufacturing ♦ Pulp manufacturing ♦ Research and development management ♦ Character generation ♦ Animation
Abstract This paper presents a new approach for fitting a subdivision surface from an irregular and dense triangle mesh of arbitrary topological type. All feature edges and feature vertices of the original mesh model are first identified. A topology- and feature-preserving mesh simplification algorithm is developed to further simplify the dense triangle mesh into a coarse mesh. A subdivision surface with exactly the same topology and sharp features as that of the simplified mesh is finally fitted from a subset of the vertices of the original dense mesh. During the fitting process, both the position masks and subdivision rules are used for setting up the fitting equation. Examples are provided to demonstrate the proposed approach.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Manuf. Eng. & Eng. Manage., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Kowloon, China (Weiyin Ma; Xiaohu Ma; Shiu-Kit Tso)
ISBN 0769516742
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-07-10
Publisher Place Japan
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 767.61 kB
Page Count 10
Starting Page 94
Ending Page 103

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library