Structure-Aware Mesh Decimation

D. Salinas, F. Lafarge, P. Alliez
2015 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
We present a novel approach for the decimation of triangle surface meshes. Our algorithm takes as input a triangle surface mesh and a set of planar proxies detected in a preprocessing analysis step, and structured via an adjacency graph. It then performs greedy mesh decimation through a series of edge collapse, designed to approximate the local mesh geometry as well as the geometry and structure of proxies. Such structure-preserving approach is well suited to planar abstraction, i.e., extreme
more » ... cimation approximating well the planar parts while filtering out the others. Our experiments on a variety of inputs illustrate the potential of our approach in terms of improved accuracy and preservation of structure.
doi:10.1111/cgf.12531 fatcat:775d6eb3yrfyhl3c4taew5itym