Repairing Inconsistent Curve Networks on Non-parallel Cross-sections

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics 2018)

Published April 19, 2018

Zhiyang Huang, Michelle Holloway, Nathan Carr, Tao Ju

In this work we present the first algorithm for restoring consistency between curve networks on non-parallel cross-sections. Our method addresses a critical but overlooked challenge in the reconstruction process from cross-sections that stems from the fact that cross-sectional slices are often generated independently of one another, such as in interactive volume segmentation. As a result, the curve networks on two non-parallel slices may disagree where the slices intersect, which makes these cross- sections an invalid input for surfacing. We propose a method that takes as input an arbitrary number of non-parallel slices, each partitioned into two or more labels by a curve network, and outputs a modified set of curve networks on these slices that are guaranteed to be consistent. We formulate the task of restoring consistency while preserving the shape of input curves as a constrained optimization problem, and we propose an effective solution framework. We demonstrate our method on a data-set of complex multi-labeled input cross-sections. Our technique efficiently produces consistent curve networks even in the presence of large errors.

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Research Area:  Graphics (2D & 3D)