3D-Orientation Space; Filters and Sampling

  • Frank G. A. Faas
  • Lucas J. van Vliet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2749)


The orientation space transform is a concept that can deal with multiple oriented structures at a single location. In this paper we extend the orientation space transform to 3D images producing a 5D orientation space (x, y, z, φ, θ). We employ a tunable, orientation selective quadrature filter to detect edges and planes and a separate filter for detecting lines. We propose a multi-resolution sampling grid based on the icosahedron. We also propose a method to visualize the resulting 5D space. The method can be used in many applications like (parametric) curve and plane extraction, texture characterization and curvature estimation.


IEEE Computer Society Voronoi Cell Orientation Selectivity Orientation Space Hexagonal Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank G. A. Faas
    • 1
  • Lucas J. van Vliet
    • 1
  1. 1.Pattern Recognition GroupDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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