Permission is granted to quote short excerpts and to reproduce figures and tables from this report, provided that the source of such material is fully acknowledged. Abstract. We review 20 years of development in the field of 3-D laser imaging. An overview of 3-D digitizing techniques is presented with an emphasis on commercial techniques and systems… (More)
An important application of laser range sensing is found in the 3D scanning and modelling of heritage collections, and of sculptures in particular. Since a significant proportion of the statues in the world's museums is composed of marble, the optical properties of this material under laser range sensing need to be understood. Marble's translucency and… (More)
— We present an approach to laser range scanning in which quality metrics are used to automatically reduce the number of measurements acquired from a scanner viewpoint. As part of this approach we present improved versions of the orientation and reflectivity quality metrics, as well as introduce two quality metrics: resolvability and planarity. These… (More)
This paper presents a new technique for fast, view-dependent, real-time visualization of large multiresolution geometric models with color or texture information. This method uses geomorphing to smoothly interpolate between geometric patches composing a hierarchical level-of-detail structure, and to maintain seamless continuity between neighboring patches… (More)
Permission is granted to quote short excerpts and to reproduce figures and tables from this report, provided that the source of such material is fully acknowledged. Abstract This paper describes a recursive multi-resolution algorithm that reconstructs high-resolution and high-accuracy 3D images from low-resolution sparse range images or profiles. The method… (More)
Size and scale issues present a complexity problem in visualizing detailed 3D models built from sensor data. A model of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, with its thin pictorial layer, illustrates the need for intuitive real-time processing tools that are seamlessly integrated with a multiresolution visualization environment.