Filling Holes in Complex Surfaces using Volumetric Diffusion

@inproceedings{Davis2002FillingHI,
  title={Filling Holes in Complex Surfaces using Volumetric Diffusion},
  author={James Davis and Steve Marschner and Matt Garr and Marc Levoy},
  booktitle={3DPVT},
  year={2002}
}
We address the problem of building watertight 3D models from surfaces that contain holes—for example, sets of range scans that observe most but not all of a surface. We specifically address situations in which the holes are too geometrically and topologically complex to fill using triangulation algorithms. Our solution begins by constructing a signed distance function, the zero set of which defines the surface. Initially, this function is defined only in the vicinity of observed surfaces. We… CONTINUE READING
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