Mesh Smoothing via Adaptive Bilateral Filtering

  • Qibin Hou
  • Li Bai
  • Yangsheng Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3515)


In this paper, we present an adaptive bilateral filtering algorithm that can be used to remove unavoidable noise from 3D mesh data generated by initial stages. Selecting the parameters for bilateral filters automatically, this algorithm smoothes meshes in the normal field using anisotropic character of local neighborhood triangles. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method remove light noise from meshes and reserve fine features of meshes as good as best results of other methods, with the advantage of none user-assisted parameters setting. Visual comparisons display that the method proposed in this paper performs better than other smoothing method for heavy noisy mesh.


Minimal Description Length Bilateral Filter Irregular Mesh Mesh Smoothing Minimal Description Length Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qibin Hou
    • 1
  • Li Bai
    • 1
  • Yangsheng Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and ITUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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