Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society
versão impressa ISSN 0104-6500
MEDEROS, Boris; VELHO, Luiz e FIGUEIREDO, Luiz Henrique de. Smooth surface reconstruction from noisy clouds. J. Braz. Comp. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp. 52-66. ISSN 0104-6500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-65002004000100005.
We describe a new method for surface reconstruction and smoothing based on unorganized noisy point clouds without normals. The output of the method is a refined triangular mesh that approximates the original point cloud while preserving the salient features of the underlying surface. The method has five steps: noise removal, clustering, data reduction, initial reconstruction, and mesh refinement. We also present theoretical justifications for the heuristics used in the reconstruction step.