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Issue No. 02 - February (2011 vol. 17)
ISSN: 1077-2626
pp: 220-230
Libor Váša , University of West Bohemia, Plzen
Václav Skala , University of West Bohemia, Plzen
There are multiple areas of computer graphics where triangular meshes are being altered in order to reduce their size or complexity, while attempting to preserve the original shape of the mesh as closely as possible. Recently, this area of research has been extended to cover even a dynamic case, i.e., surface animations which are compressed and simplified. However, to date very little effort has been made to develop methods for evaluating the results, namely the amount of distortion introduced by the processing. Even the most sophisticated compression methods use distortion evaluation by some kind of mean squared error while the actual relevance of such measure has not been verified so far. In this paper, we point out some serious drawbacks of the existing error measures. We present results of the subjective testing that we have performed, and we derive a new measure called Spatiotemporal edge difference (STED) which is shown to provide much better correlation with subjective opinions on mesh distortion.
Animation, distortion, evaluation, error, measure, discrepancy, dynamic mesh.

L. Váša and V. Skala, "A Perception Correlated Comparison Method for Dynamic Meshes," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 17, no. , pp. 220-230, 2010.
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