Radial Symmetry Detection and Shape Characterization with the Multiscale Area Projection Transform

@article{Giachetti2012RadialSD,
  title={Radial Symmetry Detection and Shape Characterization with the Multiscale Area Projection Transform},
  author={Andrea Giachetti and Christian Lovato},
  journal={Comput. Graph. Forum},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={1669-1678}
}
We present a novel method to characterize 3D surfaces through the com putation of a function called (multiscale) area projection transform, measuring the likelihood of points in the 3D space to b center of radial symmetry at selected scales (radii). The function is derived through a simple geometric fr amework based on parallel surfaces and can be easily computed on triangulated meshes. It measures locally th e area of the surface well approximated by a sphere of radius R centered in the point… CONTINUE READING