Automatic Reconstruction of B-Spline Surfaces of Arbitrary Topological Type

  title={Automatic Reconstruction of B-Spline Surfaces of Arbitrary Topological Type},
  author={Matthias Eck and Hugues Hoppe},
Creating freeform surfaces is a challenging task even with advanced geometric modeling systems. Laser range scanners offer a promising alternative for model acquisition—the 3D scanning of existing objects or clay maquettes. The problem of converting the dense point sets produced by laser scanners into useful geometric models is referred to as surface reconstruction. In this paper, we present a procedure for reconstructing a tensor product B-spline surface from a set of scanned 3D points. Unlike… CONTINUE READING
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