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High-Resolution Volumetric Computation of Offset Surfaces with Feature Preservation

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High-Resolution Volumetric Computation of Offset Surfaces with Feature Preservation
We present a new algorithm for the efficient and reliable generation of offset surfaces for polygonal meshes. The algorithm is robust with respect to degenerate configurations and computes (self-)intersection free offsets that do not miss small and thin components. The results are correct within a prescribed -tolerance. This is achieved by using a volumetric approach where the offset surface is defined as the union of a set of spheres, cylinders, and prisms instead of surface-based approaches that generally construct an offset surface by shifting the input mesh in normal direction. Since we are using the unsigned distance field, we can handle any type of topological inconsistencies including non-manifold configurations and degenerate triangles. A simple but effective mesh operation allows us to detect and include sharp features (shocks) into the output mesh and to preserve them during post-processing (decimation and smoothing). We discretize the distance function by an efficient multi...
Darko Pavic, Leif Kobbelt
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Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CGF
Authors Darko Pavic, Leif Kobbelt
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