Enhanced Visualization of Detected 3D Geometric Differences

Computer Graphics Forum - 2017
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The wide availability of 3D acquisition devices makes viable their use for shape monitoring. The current techniques for the analysis of time-varying data can efficiently detect actual significant geometric changes and rule out differences due to irrelevant variations (like sampling, lighting, coverage). On the other hand, the effective visualization of such detected changes can be challenging when we want to show at the same time the original appearance of the 3D model. In this paper, we propose a dynamic technique for the effective visualization of detected differences between two 3D scenes. The presented approach, while retaining the original appearance, allows the user to switch between the two models in a way that enhances the geometric differences that have been detected as significant. Additionally, the same technique is able to visually hides the other negligible, yet visible, variations. The main idea is to use two distinct screen space time-based interpolation functions for the significant 3D differences and for the small variations to hide. We have validated the proposed approach in a user study on a different class of datasets, proving the objective and subjective effectiveness of the method.

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  author       = "Palma, Gianpaolo and Sabbadin, Manuele and Corsini, Massimiliano and Cignoni, Paolo",
  title        = "Enhanced Visualization of Detected 3D Geometric Differences",
  booktitle    = "Computer Graphics Forum",
  year         = "2017",
  publisher    = "Wiley",
  note         = "DOI: 10.1111/cgf.13239",
  url          = "http://vcg.isti.cnr.it/Publications/2017/PSCC17"

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