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The paper presents MeshLab, an open source, extensible, mesh processing system that has been developed at the Visual Computing Lab of the ISTI-CNR with the helps of tens of students. We will describe the MeshLab architecture, its main features and design objectives discussing what strategies have been used to support its development. Various examples of the(More)
This paper describes an efficient technique for out-of-core rendering and management of large textured terrain surfaces. The technique, called Batched Dynamic Adaptive Meshes (BDAM) , is based on a paired tree structure: a tiled quadtree for texture data and a pair of bintrees of small triangular patches for the geometry. These small patches are TINs and(More)
We describe an efficient technique for out-of-core construction and accurate view-dependent visualization of very large surface models. The method uses a regular conformal hierarchy of tetrahedra to spatially partition the model. Each tetrahedral cell contains a precomputed simplified version of the original model, represented using cache coherent indexed(More)
Post-processing of 3D scanned data is still the bottleneck for a wider diffusion of this technology. In this paper we describe our second generation tools for processing 3D scanned data. In particular, our tools support: range maps alignment, range maps merge (or fusion), mesh simplification and color attribute management. This software package has been(More)
A new algorithm for the integration of partially overlapping range images into a triangular mesh is presented. The algorithm consists of three main steps: it locates the intersections between the range surfaces and a reference grid chosen by the user, then merges all nearly coincident and redundant intersections according to a proximity criterion, and,(More)
Thanks to the WebGL graphics API specification for the JavaScript programming language, the possibility of using the GPU capabilities in a web browser without the need for an ad-hoc plug-in is now coming true. This paper introduces SpiderGL, a JavaScript library for developing 3D graphics web applications. SpiderGL provides data structures and algorithms to(More)
The photorealistic acquisition of 3D objects often requires color information from digital photography to be mapped on the acquired geometry, in order to obtain a textured 3D model. This paper presents a novel fully automatic 2D/3D global registration pipeline consisting of several stages that simultaneously register the input image set on the corresponding(More)
(a) screen tolerance = 1 pixel, 128 texture tiles, 286 patches (253K triangles) (b) screen tolerance = 1 pixel, 128 texture tiles, 286 patches (253K triangles) (c) screen tolerance = 5 pixels, 71 texture tiles, 148 patches (131K triangles) Figure 1: View of Mariner Valley and the Tharsis Volcanos, Mars. Snapshots from an interactive inspection session of a(More)
Performing a really interactive and physically-based simulation of complex soft objects is still an open problem in computer animation/simulation. Given the application domain of virtual surgery training, a complete model should be quite realistic, interactive and should enable the user to modify the topology of the objects. Recent papers propose the(More)
Multiresolution representations are widely used in many visualization contexts and applications, since they provide optimal management of the data representation by using at each time instant a level of detail most appropriate for the application requirements. Unfortunately, current solutions do not allow the topology of the object to be changed, and this(More)