Fragment Reassembler is a computer-assisted method for virtual reassembly.
Fragment Reassembler provides the user with enough degrees of freedom to allow
toexploit his experience and intuition (as an art historian or
a restorer) in an interactive and intuitive manner. Once the
user has selected some correspondences or constraints, the
system searches for an ideal solution, using a global energy
minimization that considers all the pieces involved in the
reconstruction process at once. Additionally, our framework
provides the possibility to work with the pieces in a
This approach matches with the traditional physical procedure
that archeologists use to reassemble tangible fractured
The frameworks is designed to work also with pieces that could
have been severely damaged or eroded.
Automatic approaches may often fail on those datasets, since
the fractured regions do not contain enough geometric
information to infer correct matches. We present some successful uses of our framework on
real application scenarios.