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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2003 Vol.4 No.6 P.637-642


Efficient volume preserving approach for skeleton-based implicit surfaces

Author(s):  SHI Hong-bing, TONG Ruo-feng, DONG Jin-xiang

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of CAD & CG, Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   trf@cs.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Volume preserving, Skeleton-based implicit surface, Subdivision criterion, Interval analysis

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SHI Hong-bing, TONG Ruo-feng, DONG Jin-xiang. Efficient volume preserving approach for skeleton-based implicit surfaces[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2003, 4(6): 637-642.

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This paper presents an efficient way to preserve the volume of implicit surfaces generated by skeletons. Recursive subdivision is used to efficiently calculate the volume. The criterion for subdivision is obtained by using the property of density functions and treating different types of skeletons respectively to get accurate minimum and maximum distances from a cube to a skeleton. Compared with the criterion generated by other ways such as using traditional interval analysis, Affine Arithmetic, or Lipschitz condition, our approach is much better both in speed and accuracy.

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