“Beyond Blobs: Recent Advances in Implicit Surfaces” by Turk, Yoo, Bloomenthal, Dinh, Hart, et al. …

  • ©Greg Turk, Terry S. Yoo, Jules Bloomenthal, H. Quynh Dinh, John C. Hart, and Ross Whitaker

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    Beyond Blobs: Recent Advances in Implicit Surfaces

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    Basic knowledge of 3D computer graphics and some understanding of elementary linear algebra. Familiarity with basic implicit surface techniques is useful, but not necessary.

    Implicit surfaces that interpolate point data, implicit surfaces for shape transformation, surface reconstruction from computer-vision data, medical applications, modern level sets, implicit methods to compute medial structures, digital Morse theory, and a library of software tools for interactive modeling with implicit surfaces.

    This course covers exciting advances in implicit surfaces that are useful but seldom covered by standard graphics courses. It reviews recently developed implicit modeling tools such as radial-basis functions, level sets, skeletal extraction, and topology, and demonstrates their utility for real-world applications from character animation to medical modeling.