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Feature-Preserving 3D Thumbnail Creation via Mesh Decomposition and Approximation

  • Pei-Ying Chiang
  • May-chen Kuo
  • Teri M. Silva
  • Edgar Evangelista
  • Milton Rosenberg
  • C. -C. Jay Kuo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6297)

Abstract

We propose an innovative approach to feature-preserving 3D thumbnail creation in this research. The 3D thumbnail system aims to help the user efficiently browse 3D models in a large 3D database. The user can browse multiple 3D models with pre-generated 3D thumbnails, and view them from different angles interactively. The 3D thumbnail is a simplified version of the original model and requires much less memory and time to render. In the proposed system, we separate the framework into offline and online two processes for improving the run-time performance. Two types of descriptors of each 3D model are first generated offline and, then, the thumbnail result can be quickly rendered online using these pre-generated descriptors. Preliminary experimental results are given to demonstrate the proposed methodology.

Keywords

Body Measurement Online Process Part Descriptor Original Mesh Preliminary Experimental Result 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pei-Ying Chiang
    • 1
  • May-chen Kuo
    • 1
  • Teri M. Silva
    • 2
  • Edgar Evangelista
    • 2
  • Milton Rosenberg
    • 2
  • C. -C. Jay Kuo
    • 1
  1. 1.Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.Institute for Creative TechnologiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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