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Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on (2001)
Genova, Italy
May 7, 2001 to May 11, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-0853-7
pp: 0002
Geoff Wyvill , University of Otago
Chris Handley , University of Otago
ABSTRACT
Shape modeling is still in its infancy. Fifty years of research has produced only a few isolated techniques that describe a tiny subset of shapes usefully. We need to find some more general principles that coordinate shape description just as scientific laws coordinate a description of nature.But underlying the laws of science are even more general principles of thermodynamics. Although we are not yet ready to describe the 'laws of shape', we can begin to establish some underlying principles that these laws must follow. In trying to do this we have uncovered some interesting inconsistencies in existing practice.
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Geoff Wyvill, Chris Handley, "The 'Thermodynamics' of Shape", Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 0002, 2001, doi:10.1109/SMA.2001.923369
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