original article

The Visual Computer

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 340-353

Conformal self-organizing map for a genus-zero manifold

  • Cheng-Yuan LiouAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University Email author 
  • , Yen-Ting KuoAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University

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Abstract

This paper presents the implementation of a surface mesh on a genus-zero manifold with 3D scattered data of sculpture surfaces using the conformal self-organizing map (CSM). It starts with a regular mesh on a sphere and gradually shapes the regular mesh to match its object’s surface by using the CSM. It can drape a uniform mesh on an object with a high degree of conformality. It accomplishes the surface reconstruction and also defines a conformal mapping from a sphere to the object’s manifold.