8 March 1999 Slicing, fitting, and linking (SFL): a modular triangulation approach
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Slicing-fitting-linking (SFL) is a fast triangulation technique that guarantees building a closed mesh with consistent normals. The proposed technique can be used with different surface reconstruction cues such as laser scanner, stereo, SFS, and CT/MRI. The output SFL can be in the form of STL files that are suitable for most rapid prototyping machines. The technique has three tasks. The first task is to slice the 3D data points into 2D cross sections parallel to each other. The second task is to fit a curve to the data points of each cross section. The third task is to link the fitted curves to form the mesh. A detailed description of the algorithm is presented in this paper.
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Elsayed E. Hemayed, Elsayed E. Hemayed, Aly A. Farag, Aly A. Farag, } "Slicing, fitting, and linking (SFL): a modular triangulation approach", Proc. SPIE 3640, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications II, (8 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.341057
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