Surface reconstruction from non-parallel curve networks

L. Liu, C. Bajaj, J. O. Deasy, D. A. Low, T. Ju

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Building surfaces from cross-section curves has wide applications including bio-medical modeling. Previous work in this area has mostly focused on connecting simple closed curves on parallel cross-sections. Here we consider the more general problem where input data may lie on non-parallel cross-sections and consist of curve networks that represent the segmentation of the underlying object by different material or tissue types (e.g., skin, muscle, bone, etc.) on each cross-section. The desired output is a surface network that models both the exterior surface and the internal partitioning of the object. We introduce an algorithm that is capable of handling curve networks of arbitrary shape and topology on cross-section planes with arbitrary orientations. Our algorithm is simple to implement and is guaranteed to produce a closed surface network that interpolates the curve network on each cross-section. Our method is demonstrated on both synthetic and bio-medical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-163
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Event29th Annual Conference on European Association for Computer Graphics, EUROGRAPHICS 2008 - Crete, Greece
Duration: Apr 14 2008Apr 18 2008


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