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1996
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Automatic Reconstruction of B-Spline Surfaces of Arbitrary Topological Type

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Automatic Reconstruction of B-Spline Surfaces of Arbitrary Topological Type
Creating freeform surfaces is a challenging task even with advanced geometric modeling systems. Laser range scanners offer a promising alternative for model acquisition--the 3D scanning of existing objects or clay maquettes. The problem of converting the dense point sets produced by laser scanners into useful geometric models is referred to as surface reconstruction. In this paper, we present a procedure for reconstructing a tensor product B-spline surface from a set of scanned 3D points. Unlike previous work which considers primarily the problem of fitting a single B-spline patch, our goal is to directly reconstruct a surface of arbitrary topological type. We must therefore define the surface as a network of B-spline patches. A key ingredient in our solution is a scheme for automatically constructing both a network of patches and a parametrization of the data points over these patches. In addition, we define the B-spline surface using a surface spline construction, and demonstrate th...
Matthias Eck, Hugues Hoppe
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where SIGGRAPH
Authors Matthias Eck, Hugues Hoppe
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