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Three-dimensional animating meshes have been widely used in the computer graphics and video game industries. Reducing the animating mesh complexity is a common way of overcoming the rendering limitation or network bandwidth. Thus, we present a compact representation for animating meshes based on novel key-frames extraction and animating mesh simplification approaches. In contrast to the general simplification and key-frames extraction approaches which are driven by geometry metrics, the proposed methods are based on a deformation analysis of animating mesh to preserve both the geometric features and motion characteristics. These two approaches can produce a very compact animation representation in spatial and temporal domains, and therefore they can be beneficial in many applications such as progressive animation transmission and animation segmentation and transferring.
Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:18 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: April 2008