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  • Proceedings Shape Modeling International '99. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):v - vii
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  • Index of authors

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 281
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  • Modeling of surfaces with fair reflection line pattern

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):256 - 263
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    Inspection of reflection line patterns is a standard way to check the quality of free form surfaces. In this paper, we describe an approach which enables the designer to control during the modeling process the reflection line pattern by approximating a specified family of reflection lines. Our method directly operates on the commonly used B-spline format, and produces fair surfaces. The approach i... View full abstract»

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  • Inverse problem in geometrical modeling of the sources of medical signals

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):179 - 185, 277
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    Some applications of geometrical modeling for biomedical signal processing are discussed. A new model of the heart nervous conductive system, used previously for the direct electrogram problem, is used now to solve the inverse problem. Geometrical modeling can give an approximate estimation of the source position and strength, even if the available amount of data is not sufficient for a correct ma... View full abstract»

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  • Shape analysis using high-performance computing techniques

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):248 - 255
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    Shape understanding and modelling are complex procedures, which are the result of different specific processes. Generally, many steps in these processes may require a high computational-effort, thus making the use of parallel processing an interesting possibility. A typical example is feature recognition, a key tool towards shape understanding, which is applied to detect either local or region-wid... View full abstract»

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  • Elastodynamic shape modeling in virtual medicine

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):172 - 178, 276
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    Surgical simulation is the coming training method for medical education. The main reasons for this are the reduced risk for the patients and the easy repeatability of complicated surgical procedures. Therefore, an improved impression of reality during the simulated training must be obtained. For this, a complex model of the human's anatomy and physiology is needed. With regards to pathological con... View full abstract»

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  • Skeletal methods of shape manipulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):44 - 47, 267
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (4)
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    The geometric skeleton is derived from a static object using an implicit `directions' method; an IK skeleton is derived from and used to manipulate the geometric skeleton. The model may be reconstructed from the modified skeleton using implicit distance and convolution methods View full abstract»

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  • Free-form shape modeling by 3D cellular automata

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):242 - 247
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    Modeling free-form shapes in a 3D space is one of the difficult problems in computer graphics. In a parametric patch, intuitive control of free-form shapes is not easy. Modeling methods based on strict physical laws need considerable computation time to deform objects, which are not suitable for interactive applications. In this paper we focus on a cellular automaton and try to apply it to interac... View full abstract»

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  • Merging polyhedral shapes with scattered features

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):202 - 210, 278
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    The paper presents a technique for merging two genus 0 polyhedra. Merging establishes correspondences between vertices of the models as a first step in a 3D morphing process. The technique allows for the specification of scattered features to be aligned. This is accomplished by performing the following three steps: First, initial embeddings of the polyhedra on unit spheres are computed. Second, th... View full abstract»

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  • Intersecting surfaces of special types

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):122 - 128
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    The paper reviews new approaches to computing the intersection curve of two surfaces of special types. We consider algorithms for intersecting a torus with a natural quadric or another torus. After that, we review a topological technique that computes the intersection curve of a sphere and a surface of revolution. Finally, we consider the intersection of two ruled surfaces View full abstract»

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  • Automatic knot placement by a genetic algorithm for data fitting with a spline

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):162 - 169
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    In order to obtain a good spline model from many measurement data, frequently we have to deal with bets as variables. Then the problem to be solved becomes a continuous nonlinear and multivariate optimization problem with many local optima. Therefore, it is difficult to obtain a global optimum. We propose a new method to convert the original problem into a discrete combinatorial optimization probl... View full abstract»

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  • Computational topology for shape modeling

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):36 - 43
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    Expands the role of the new field of computational topology by surveying methods for incorporating connectedness in shape modeling. Two geometric representations in particular-recurrent models and implicit surfaces-can (often unpredictably) become connected or disconnected based on typical changes in modeling parameters. Two methodologies for controlling connectedness are identified: connectedness... View full abstract»

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  • Voxel volumes volume-oriented visualization system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):234 - 241, 280
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    High-speed and effective algorithm of volume rendering is proposed. New methods of object representation by using unified freeforms and arbitrary algebraic surfaces are suggested as well. Proposed algorithm allows to lower complexity of computations, memory and bandwidth requirements in comparison with known methods. The prototyping of hardware system allows operating in real-time with high-qualit... View full abstract»

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  • Variational constraints in 3D

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):90 - 97
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    Geometric constraint solving is an integral part of computer aided design, serving the role both of precisely situating geometric elements in relation to each other, as well as dimensioning and constraining their shapes accurately. We discuss how to solve variational constraint problems involving points, lines and planes. We concentrate on small problems that must be solved simultaneously View full abstract»

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  • Extracting skeletal curves from 3D scattered data

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):194 - 201
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    We introduce a method for extracting skeletal curves from an unorganized collection of scattered data points lying on a surface. These curves may have a tree like structure to capture branching shapes such as blood vessels. The skeletal curves can be used for different applications ranging from surface reconstruction to object recognition View full abstract»

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  • Interactive shape design with convolution surfaces

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):56 - 65, 270
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    This paper presents a complete design environment that explores the modeling capabilities of convolution surfaces and puts them into practice. The design system includes a number of implicit primitives and modeling techniques that allow objects to be created by sculpting their surfaces at all levels of detail. All the techniques are illustrated using models of marine life forms and other objects o... View full abstract»

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  • Alpha-spline: a C2 continuous spline with weights and tension control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):138 - 145, 275
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    The β-spline provides bins and tension control facilities for creating geometrically continuous curves and surfaces. Although geometric continuity is a more appropriate geometric measurement of smoothness than parametric continuity, parametric continuity is still necessary in some applications. The paper proposes a new C2 continuous spline scheme called the α-spline which pro... View full abstract»

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  • On reconstruction of surfaces from their apparent contours and the stationary phase observations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):116 - 120
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    The main results of the paper concern a classical problem: if two surfaces in the Euclidean space have congruent projections on any plane, how different can they be? We consider the apparent contours of the smooth hypersurfaces as the projection data and formulate some sufficient conditions of coincidence of the shapes of two hypersurfaces, if the shapes of their apparent contours on any 2-dimensi... View full abstract»

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  • Generalization of an interpolant using Voronoi diagrams in two directions

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):154 - 161
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    Recently the authors found a local coordinate property based on the planar Voronoi diagram that is simpler than the famous Sibson's local coordinates (R. Sibson, 1980; 1981), and proposed an interpolant using this property. The paper generalizes this property to general dimensions. The proof given in the paper enables us to use more general Voronoi diagrams, e.g., Laguerre Voronoi diagrams and num... View full abstract»

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  • The algorithm for automatic cutting of three-dimensional polyhedrons of h-genus

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):26 - 33
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    An algorithm for automatically reducing the topology of an h-genus 3D polyhedron to the topology of a sphere is proposed. The polyhedron is assumed to be represented by a 3D cell complex. A special technique for separating the 2D sub-complexes producing the cutting surfaces is described. This technique is based on the calculation of the Betti groups of the polyhedron View full abstract»

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  • Interactive design of smooth genus n objects over a single domain

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):10 - 17, 266
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    Recently, there have been some developments in constructing infinitely smooth genus-n objects over a single domain using the so-called topological design method. Compared with existing geometric design methods, it provides many advantages: a simpler data structure, a compact data set and infinite continuity. Improvement in the user interface, however, is still needed for designing free-form genus-... View full abstract»

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  • Shape signature by deformation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):225 - 232, 279
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    A method for shape comparison is presented using shape deformation. Unlike many other approaches to shape similarity which use local characteristics such as curvature, our approach captures global features of the shapes being compared and is less sensitive to uneven noise. The problem is cast into polygon-to-polygon deformation (i.e., homotopic deformation) and a new shape signature is introduced ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and deformation method of human body model based on range data

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):80 - 87, 272
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    A cloth simulation system must generate a human body model based on measured data obtained from range data. We propose modeling and deformation methods based on such data. In our system, the human body is modeled by layered metaballs which correspond to the horizontal cross-section of the body. For each cross-section, metaballs are generated by measured sample points on the boundary of the cross-s... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling material behavior: molecular dynamics simulation and visualization

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):186 - 191
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    We have developed atomic-scale material models capable of melting, crystallization and amorphization. These deformable models feature molecular dynamics governed by Langevin equations of motion in which particles interact through attractive covalent forces and short-range repulsion forces. Also, we present an interactive virtual visualization tool for the simulation of atomic scale material behavi... View full abstract»

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