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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2012 vol. 32)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 70-83
Charlie C.L. Wang , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kwan-Chung Chan , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shengjun Liu , Chinese University of Hong Kong
ABSTRACT
Unorganized point clouds obtained from 3D shape acquisition devices usually present noise, outliers, and nonuniformities. A proposed framework consolidates unorganized points through an iterative procedure of interlaced downsampling and upsampling. Selection operations remove outliers while preserving geometric details. The framework improves the uniformity of points by moving the downsampled particles and refining point samples. Surface extrapolation fills missed regions. Moreover, an adaptive sampling strategy speeds up the iterations. Experimental results demonstrate the framework's effectiveness.
INDEX TERMS
unorganized point clouds, repulsion operator, outlier removal, downsampling, upsampling, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
CITATION
Charlie C.L. Wang, Kwan-Chung Chan, Shengjun Liu, "Iterative Consolidation of Unorganized Point Clouds", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 32, no. , pp. 70-83, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.14
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