Reconstructing Open Surfaces from Unorganized Data Points

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Reconstructing Open Surfaces from Unorganized Data Points
In this paper a method for fitting open surfaces to an unorganized set of data points is presented using a level set representation of the surface. This is done by tracking a curve, representing the boundary, on the implicitly defined surface. This curve is given as the intersection of the level set describing the surface and an auxiliary level set. These two level sets are propagated using the same motion vector field. Special care has to be taken in order for the surfaces not to intersect at other places than at the desired boundary. Methods for accomplishing this are presented and a novel fast scheme for finding good initial values is proposed. This novel method gives a piecewise linear approximation of the initial surface boundary using a partition of the convex hull. With the described method open surfaces can be fitted to point clouds obtained using structure from motion techniques. This paper solves an important practical problem since in many cases the surfaces in the scene ar...
Jan Erik Solem, Anders Heyden
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CVPR
Authors Jan Erik Solem, Anders Heyden
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