Polygonization of implicit surfaces

@article{Bloomenthal1988PolygonizationOI,
  title={Polygonization of implicit surfaces},
  author={Jules Bloomenthal},
  journal={Computer Aided Geometric Design},
  year={1988},
  volume={5},
  pages={341-355}
}
This paper discusses a numerical technique that approximates an implicit surface with a polygonal representation. The implicit function is adaptively sampled as it is surrounded by a spatial partitioning. The partitioning is represented by an octree, which may either converge to the surface or track it. A piecewise polygonal representation is derived from the octree. The technique is insensitive to the complexity of the implicit function, allowing the designer great latitude. With a polygonal… CONTINUE READING
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