Mesh Processing SS2011

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Organization

  • lecturer Christian Rössl
  • time and place Wednesdays 13:00 - 15:00 (G29-335), and Thursdays 11:00-13:00 (G29-K058)
  • Vorlesung/Übung, 4 SWS, ECTS-Studium, ECTS-Credits: 5
    WPF CV;i ab 6
    WPF CV;B 5-6
    WPF CSE;B 5-6
    WPF IF;i ab 6
    WPF IF;B 4-6
    WPF INGIF;i ab 6
    WPF WIF;B 5-6
    WPF WIF;i ab 6

Summary

Polygonal meshes constitute a flexible and convenient representation of surfaces. This course covers geometry processing and geometric modeling based on such meshes. It complements the CAGD lecture which introduced piecewise polynomial curves and surfaces, i.e., splines. In fact, we are now using the simplest instance of such models: piecewiese linear surfaces, i.e., triangle meshes. and show how this representation can be used to model and solve complex problems.

Topics

  • data acquistion and surface reconstruction
  • data structures and triangulations
  • (discrete) differential geometry of surfaces
  • surface smoothing/fairing/denoising
  • surface parametrization
  • mesh decimation and remeshing
  • shape deformation
  • mesh compression

Prerequisites

  • computer graphics
  • maths (mainly linear algebra)
  • good knowledge of C++, Matlab is helpful

(Prior attendance of CAGD is not required.)