Conference Paper

Surface completion by minimizing energy based on similarity of shape

Grad. Sch. of Inf. Sci., Nara Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Ikoma
DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2008.4712059 Conference: Image Processing, 2008. ICIP 2008. 15th IEEE International Conference on
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ABSTRACT 3D mesh models generated with range scanner or video images often have holes due to many occlusions by other objects and the object itself. This paper proposes a novel method to fill the missing parts in the incomplete models. The missing parts are filled by minimizing the energy function, which is defined based on similarity of local shape between the missing region and the rest of the object. The proposed method can generate complex and consistent shapes in the missing region. In the experiment, the effectiveness of the method is successfully demonstrated by applying it to complex shape objects with missing parts.

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