Simplicial isosurface compression

Simplicial isosurface compression
Thomas Lewiner, Luiz Velho, Hélio Lopes, Vinícius Mello


In this work, we introduce a new algorithm for direct and progressive encoding of isosurfaces extracted from volumetric data. A binary multi-triangulation is used to represent and adapt the 3D scalar grid. This simplicial scheme provides geometrical and topological control on the decoded isosurface. The resulting algorithm is an efficient and flexible isosurface compression scheme.


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Simplicial isosurface compression


    author = {Thomas Lewiner and Luiz Velho and Hélio Lopes and Vinícius Mello},
    title = {Simplicial isosurface compression},
    year = {2004},
    month = {november},
    booktitle = {Vision, Modeling, and Visualization},
    pages = {299--306},
    publisher = {IOS},
    address = {Stanford, CA},
    url = {\url{}}

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