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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Fitting Manifold Surfaces to Three-Dimensional Point Clouds

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Cindy M. Grimm

Computer Science Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 e-mail: cmg@cs.wustl.edu

Joseph J. Crisco

Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02912 e-mail: Joseph_Crisco@Brown.edu

David H. Laidlaw

Computer Science Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 e-mail: dhl@cs.brown.edu

J Biomech Eng 124(1), 136-140 (Aug 31, 2001) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1431266 History: Received March 13, 2001; Revised August 31, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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From left to right top: the original data, shown triangulated. The generator polyhedron, the manifold polyhedron, and the prototype manifold surface, showing the local parameterization. Bottom: after fitting the generator polyhedron. After fitting the manifold polyhedron. After fitting the individual patches.
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Finding the four data points to interpolate between for an additional patch constraint. Left: the surface point, the tangent plane, and the nearby data points. Middle: the projected data points. Right: the selected points, shown in the tangent plane.
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The carpal bones from one person and three hamates from different people. Top: meshes produced from the data points using Nuages 22. Bottom: manifold surfaces. Note the striation in the Nuages meshes where the slicing planes become parallel to the surface.

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