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Point sets become an increasingly popular shape representation. Most shape processing and rendering tasks require the approximation of a continuous surface from the point data. We present a surface approximation that is motivated by an efficient iterative ray intersection computation. On each point on a ray, a local normal direction is estimated as the(More)
Levin's MLS projection operator allows defining a surface from a set of points and represents a versatile procedure to generate points on this surface. Practical problems of MLS surfaces are a complicated non-linear optimization to compute a tangent frame and the (commonly overlooked) fact that the normal to this tangent frame is not the surface normal. An(More)
Point Set Surfaces define a (typically) manifold surface from a set of scattered points. The definition involves weighted centroids and a gradient field. The data points are interpolated if singular weight functions are used to define the centroids. While this way of deriving an interpolatory scheme appears natural we show that it has two deficiencies:(More)
We present a sampling strategy and rendering framework for intersectable models, whose surface is implicitly defined by a black box intersection test that provides the location and normal of the closest intersection of a ray with the surface. To speed up image generation despite potentially slow intersection tests, our method exploits spatial coherence by(More)
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