Shrinking: Another method for surface reconstruction

In Kwon Lee, Ku Jin Kim

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We present a method to reconstruct a pipe or a canal surface from a point cloud (a set of unorganized points). A pipe surface is defined by a spine curve and a constant radius of a swept sphere, while a variable radius may be used to define a canal surface. In this paper, by using the shrinking and moving least-squares methods, we reduce a point cloud to a thin curve-like point set which will be approximated to the spine curve of a pipe or canal surface. The distance between a point in the thin point cloud and a corresponding point in the original point set represents the radius of the pipe or canal surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Geometric Modeling and Processing 2004
EditorsS.M. Hu, H. Pottmann
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - Geometric Modeling and Processing 2004 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2004 Apr 132004 Apr 15

Publication series

NameProceedings - Geometric Modeling and Processing 2004


OtherProceedings - Geometric Modeling and Processing 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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