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Lossless compression of predicted floating-point geometry

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Lossless compression of predicted floating-point geometry
The size of geometric data sets in scientific and industrial applications is constantly increasing. Storing surface or volume meshes in standard uncompressed formats results in large files that are expensive to store and slow to load and transmit. Scientists and engineers often refrain from using mesh compression because currently available schemes modify the mesh data. While connectivity is encoded in a lossless manner, the floating-point coordinates associated with the vertices are quantized onto a uniform integer grid to enable efficient predictive compression. Although a fine enough grid can usually represent the data with sufficient precision, the original floating-point values will change, regardless of grid resolution. In this paper we describe a method for compressing floating-point coordinates with predictive coding in a completely lossless manner. The initial quantization step is omitted and predictions are calculated in floating-point. The predicted and the actual floating-...
Martin Isenburg, Peter Lindstrom, Jack Snoeyink
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Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2005
Where CAD
Authors Martin Isenburg, Peter Lindstrom, Jack Snoeyink
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