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Curve-Skeleton Properties, Applications, and Algorithms
May/June 2007 (vol. 13 no. 3)
pp. 530-548

Abstract—Curve-skeletons are thinned 1D representations of 3D objects useful for many visualization tasks including virtual navigation, reduced-model formulation, visualization improvement, animation, etc. There are many algorithms in the literature describing extraction methodologies for different applications; however, it is unclear how general and robust they are. In this paper, we provide an overview of many curve-skeleton applications and compile a set of desired properties of such representations. We also give a taxonomy of methods and analyze the advantages and drawbacks of each class of algorithms.

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Computer graphics, computational geometry, object modeling, curve, surface, solid, and object representations,curve-skeletons.
Nicu D. Cornea, Deborah Silver, Patrick Min, "Curve-Skeleton Properties, Applications, and Algorithms," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 530-548, May-June 2007, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2007.1002
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