“On the Velocity of an Implicit Surface” by Stam and Schmidt

  • ©Jos Stam and Ryan Schmidt




    On the Velocity of an Implicit Surface



    In this article we derive an equation for the velocity of an arbitrary time-evolving implicit surface. Strictly speaking, only the normal component of the velocity is unambiguously defined. This is because an implicit surface does not have a unique parametrization. However, by enforcing a constraint on the evolution of the normal field we obtain a unique tangential component. We apply our formulas to surface tracking and to the problem of computing velocity vectors of a motion blurred blobby surface. Other possible applications are mentioned at the end of the article.


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