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Aravind Kalaiah, Amitabh Varshney, "Modeling and Rendering of Points with Local Geometry," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 3042, JanuaryMarch, 2003.  
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@article{ 10.1109/TVCG.2003.1175095, author = {Aravind Kalaiah and Amitabh Varshney}, title = {Modeling and Rendering of Points with Local Geometry}, journal ={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics}, volume = {9}, number = {1}, issn = {10772626}, year = {2003}, pages = {3042}, doi = {http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2003.1175095}, publisher = {IEEE Computer Society}, address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA}, }  
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Abstract—We present a novel rendering primitive that combines the modeling brevity of points with the rasterization efficiency of polygons. The surface is represented by a sampled collection of
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