Efficient 3D data compression through parameterization of free-form surface patches

RODRIGUES, Marcos, ROBINSON, Alan and OSMAN, Abdulsslam (2011). Efficient 3D data compression through parameterization of free-form surface patches. In: Signal Process and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP), Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on. IEEE, 130-135.


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This paper presents a new method for 3D data compression based on parameterization of surface patches. The technique is applied to data that can be defined as single valued functions; this is the case for 3D patches obtained using standard 3D scanners. The method defines a number of mesh cutting planes and the intersection of planes on the mesh defines a set of sampling points. These points contain an explicit structure that allows us to define parametrically both x and y coordinates. The z values are interpolated using high degree polynomials and results show that compressions over 99% are achieved while preserving the quality of the mesh.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published electronically
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Depositing User: Marcos Rodrigues
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 09:50
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 23:01
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5195

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