SLIME: A new deformable surface

A. J. Stoddart, A. Hilton, J. Illingworth
1994 Procedings of the British Machine Vision Conference 1994  
Deformable surfaces have many applications in surface reconstruction, tracking and segmentation of range or volumetric data. Many existing deformable surfaces connect control points in a predefined and inflexible way. This means that the surface topology is fixed in advance, and also imposes severe limitations on how a surface can be described. For example a rectangular grid of control points cannot be evenly distributed over a sphere, and singularities occur at the poles. In this paper we
more » ... duce a new (G 1 continuous) deformable surface. In contrast to other methods this method can represent a surface of arbitrary topology, and do so in an efficient way. The method is based on a generalization of biquadratic B-splines, and has a comparable computational cost to methods based on traditional tensor product B-splines.
doi:10.5244/c.8.28 dblp:conf/bmvc/StoddartHI94 fatcat:mtauy66xd5dtbd52hkebn2pswi