Issue No. 03 - May/June (2008 vol. 14)
This paper presents a new approach for the mesh composition on models with arbitrary boundary topology. After cutting the needed parts from existing mesh models and putting them into the right pose, an implicit surface is adopted to smoothly interpolate the boundaries of models under composition. An interface is developed to control the shape of the implicit transient surface by using sketches to specify the expected silhouettes. After that, a localized Marching Cubes algorithm is investigated to tessellate the implicit transient surface so that the mesh surface of composed model is generated. Different from existing approaches in which the models under composition are required to have pairwise merging boundaries, the framework developed based on our techniques have the new function to fuse models with arbitrary boundary topology.
Mesh composition, Arbitrary boundary topology, Shape modeling by silhouette, Localized Marching Cubes, Implicit surface
J. Lin, C. Wang, X. Jin and K. Hui, "Mesh Composition on Models with Arbitrary Boundary Topology," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 14, no. , pp. 653-665, 2007.