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One Point Isometric Matching with the Heat Kernel

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One Point Isometric Matching with the Heat Kernel
A common operation in many geometry processing algorithms consists of finding correspondences between pairs of shapes by finding structure-preserving maps between them. A particularly useful case of such maps is isometries, which preserve geodesic distances between points on each shape. Although several algorithms have been proposed to find approximately isometric maps between a pair of shapes, the structure of the space of isometries is not well understood. In this paper, we show that under mild genericity conditions, a single correspondence can be used to recover an isometry defined on entire shapes, and thus the space of all isometries can be parameterized by one correspondence between a pair of points. Perhaps surprisingly, this result is general, and does not depend on the dimensionality or the genus, and is valid for compact manifolds in any dimension. Moreover, we show that both the initial correspondence and the isometry can be recovered efficiently in practice. This allows us...
Maks Ovsjanikov, Quentin Mérigot, Facundo M
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CGF
Authors Maks Ovsjanikov, Quentin Mérigot, Facundo Mémoli, Leonidas J. Guibas
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