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

  • ©Terry S. Yoo, Greg Turk, H. Quynh Dinh, John C. Hart, James F. O'Brien, 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 required.

    Generating implicit surfaces that interpolate 3D point data, using implicit surfaces in shape transformation, surface reconstruction from computer-vision data, medical applications, modern level sets and digital Morse theory, and a library of software tools for interactive modeling with implicit surfaces.

    Recent advances in implicit surfaces for shape modeling, computer vision, and medical visualization, and how implicit surface methods can represent polygonal objects, sharp features, volumetric medical data, noisy computer-vision data, and shape morphing. Tools include variational methods, level sets, and Morse theory, as well as a new freely available implicit surfaces library that can be used to implement these techniques.


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