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Dot Scissor: A Single-Click Interface for Mesh Segmentation

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3 Author(s)
Youyi Zheng ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Kowloon, China ; Chiew-Lan Tai ; Au, O.K.-C.

This paper presents a very easy-to-use interactive tool, which we call dot scissor, for mesh segmentation. The user's effort is reduced to placing only a single click where a cut is desired. Such a simple interface is made possible by a directional search strategy supported by a concavity-aware harmonic field and a robust voting scheme that selects the best isoline as the cut. With a concavity-aware weighting scheme, the harmonic fields gather dense isolines along concave regions which are natural boundaries of semantic components. The voting scheme relies on an isoline-face scoring mechanism that considers both shape geometry and user intent. We show by extensive experiments and quantitative analysis that our tool advances the state-of-the-art segmentation methods in both simplicity of use and segmentation quality.

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Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 8 )