Contouring Discrete Indicator Functions

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Contouring Discrete Indicator Functions
We present a method for calculating the boundary of objects from Discrete Indicator Functions that store 2material volume fractions with a high degree of accuracy. Although Marching Cubes and its derivatives are effective methods for calculating contours of functions sampled over discrete grids, these methods perform poorly when contouring non-smooth functions such as Discrete Indicator Functions. In particular, Marching Cubes will generate surfaces that exhibit aliasing and oscillations around the exact surface. We derive a simple solution to remove these problems by using a new function to calculate the positions of vertices along cell edges that is efficient, easy to implement, and does not require any optimization or iteration. Finally, we provide empirical evidence that the error introduced by our contouring method is significantly less than is introduced by Marching Cubes. Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational Geome...
Josiah Manson, J. Smith, Scott Schaefer
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CGF
Authors Josiah Manson, J. Smith, Scott Schaefer
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