Dual contouring of hermite data Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper describes a new method for contouring a signed grid whose edges are tagged by Hermite data (i.e; exact intersection points and normals). This method avoids the need to explicitly identify and process "features" as required in previous Hermite contouring methods. Using a new, numerically stable representation for quadratic error functions, we develop an octree-based method for simplifying contours produced by this method. We next extend our contouring method to these simpli¬£ed octrees. This new method imposes no constraints on the octree (such as being a restricted octree) and requires no "crack patching". We conclude with a simple test for preserving the topology of the contour during simplification. Copyright ¬© 2002 by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Ju, T., Losasso, F., Schaefer, S., & Warren, J.

citation count

  • 247

publication date

  • January 2002