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3D Imaging, Analysis and Applications

  • Nick Pears
  • Yonghuai Liu
  • Peter Bunting
  • Provides a broad coverage of core topics in 3D imaging, analysis and applications

  • Illustrates the power of 3D imaging with detailed discussions and easily implementable algorithms for many real-world applications

  • Authored by a diverse, yet complementary group of more than 20 world-leading academics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Reinhard Koch, Nick Pears, Yonghuai Liu
    Pages 1-31
  3. 3D Imaging and Shape Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Stephen Se, Nick Pears
      Pages 35-94
    3. Marc-Antoine Drouin, Jean-Angelo Beraldin
      Pages 95-138
    4. William A. P. Smith
      Pages 139-182
  4. 3D Shape Analysis and Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Alexander M. Bronstein, Michael M. Bronstein, Maks Ovsjanikov
      Pages 185-219
    3. Umberto Castellani, Adrien Bartoli
      Pages 221-264
    4. Benjamin Bustos, Ivan Sipiran
      Pages 265-308
  5. 3D Imaging Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Ajmal Mian, Nick Pears
      Pages 311-366
    3. Hong Wei, Marc Bartels
      Pages 367-415
    4. Philip G. Batchelor, P. J. “Eddie” Edwards, Andrew P. King
      Pages 445-495
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 497-499

About this book


3D Imaging, Analysis and Applications brings together core topics, both in terms of well-established fundamental techniques and the most promising recent techniques in the exciting field of 3D imaging and analysis. Many similar techniques are being used in a variety of subject areas and applications and the authors attempt to unify a range of related ideas. With contributions from high profile researchers and practitioners, the material presented is informative and authoritative and represents mainstream work and opinions within the community.

Composed of three sections, the first examines 3D imaging and shape representation, the second, 3D shape analysis and processing, and the last section covers 3D imaging applications. Although 3D Imaging, Analysis and Applications is primarily a graduate text, aimed at masters-level and doctoral-level research students, much material is accessible to final-year undergraduate students. It will also serve as a reference text for professional academics, people working in commercial research and development labs and industrial practitioners.


3D Data Acquisition 3D Object Retrieval 3D Shape Analysis 3D Vision Digital Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Pears
    • 1
  • Yonghuai Liu
    • 2
  • Peter Bunting
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkHeslington, YorkUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceAberystwyth UniversityCeredigion, AberystwythUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Institute of Geography and Earth ScienceAberystwyth UniversityCeredigion, AberystwythUnited Kingdom

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