“Hybrid Billboard Clouds for Model Simplification” by Bromberg-Martin, Jónsson, Marai and McGuire

  • ©Ethan Bromberg-Martin, Árni Már Jónsson, G. Elisabeta Marai, and Morgan McGuire



Entry Number: 030


    Hybrid Billboard Clouds for Model Simplification



    We introduce hybrid billboard clouds, a part-mesh, part-billboard representation used to simplify 3D models in the context of real-time rendering. Our hybrid generation method produces simplified models with improved appearance when compared to models generated by either image-based or mesh simplification alone.


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