Paolo Cignoni

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This paper presents a new tool, Metro, designed to compensate for a de ciency in many simpli cation methods proposed in literature. Metro allows one to compare the di erence between a pair of surfaces (e.g. a triangulated mesh and its simpli ed representation) by adopting a surface sampling approach. It has been designed as a highly general tool, and it(More)
The interval tree is an optimally efficient search structure proposed by Edelsbrunner [5] to retrieve intervals on the real line that contain a given query value. We propose the application of such a data structure to the fast location of cells intersected by an isosurface in a volume dataset. The resulting search method can be applied to both structured(More)
Very large triangle meshes, i.e. meshes composed of millions of faces, are becoming common in many applications. Obviously, processing, rendering, transmission and archival of these meshes are not simple tasks. Mesh simplification and LOD management are a rather mature technology that in many cases can efficiently manage complex data. But only few available(More)
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)
Standard texture mapping of real-world meshes suffers from the presence of seams that need to be introduced in order to avoid excessive distortions and to make the topology of the mesh compatible to the one of the texture domain. In contrast, cube maps provide a mechanism that could be used for seamless texture mapping with low distortion, but only if 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)
In many applications the need for an accurate simplification of surface meshes is becoming more and more urgent. This need is not only due to rendering speed reasons, but also to allow fast transmission of 3D models in network-based applications. Many different approaches and algorithms for mesh simplification have been proposed in the last few years. We(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)
The technological advance of sensors is producing an exponential size growth of the data coming from 3D scanning and digital photography. The production of digital 3D models consisting of tens or even hundreds of millions of triangles is quite easy nowadays; at the same time, using high-resolution digital cameras it is also straightforward to produce a set(More)