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17 January 2005 A new modeling algorithm for implicit surface polygonalization
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Proceedings Volume 5675, Vision Geometry XIII; (2005)
Event: Electronic Imaging 2005, 2005, San Jose, California, United States
We propose a new implicit surface polygonalization algorithm based on front propagation. The algorithm starts from a simple seed (e.g. a triangle) that can be automatically initialized, and always enlarges its boundary contour outwards along its tangent direction suggested by the underlying volume data. Our algorithm can conduct mesh optimization and Laplacian smoothing on-the-fly and generate meshes of much higher quality than the Marching-cubes algorithm. Experimental results on both real and synthetic volumetric datasets are shown to demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of the new algorithm.
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Yongjian Xi, Greg Heckenberg, Ye Duan, and Hongkai Zhao "A new modeling algorithm for implicit surface polygonalization", Proc. SPIE 5675, Vision Geometry XIII, (17 January 2005);

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