Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on (2002)
May 17, 2002 to May 22, 2002
Spatial patches have recently been introduced  as a alternative primitive for the representation of 3D objects potentially acquired from real life. Defined as range images of small regions of an objects surface, they have proven to allow for efficient storage and rendering of such surfaces, and they also exhibit great descriptive capabilities. In this paper we present several technologies that we have developed for generating 3D objects represented by spatial patches. These technologies allowed us to convert explicitly defined surfaces, textured polygonal meshes, range images and point clouds to the proposed representation. We also describe how advantageous properties of the new primitive are exploited for efficient reconstruction from range images, discuss the particular problems that we faced during our research, provide many examples to demonstrate the results that we achieved, and conclude the paper with discussion of future work.
Yevgeniy Kuzmin, Victor S. Lempitsky, Denis V. Ivanov, "Modeling with Spatial Patches", Shape Modeling and Applications, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 75, 2002, doi:10.1109/SMA.2002.1003531