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33: New Directions in Shape Representations
Monday, Full Day, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Room 502A

Several recently developed shape representations go beyond conventional surface and volume representations, and offer advantages for compression, transmission, editing, rendering, and complex shapes. In this course, some of the world's leading computer graphics researchers summarize the state of the art in shape representations and provide detailed information, including pseudo-code, on how to implement the various techniques. The course includes hands-on experience with various applications, including face modeling, sculpting, and 3D scanning of real-life objects.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with advanced 3D graphics techniques.

Topics
Displaced subdivision surfaces. Digital geometry processing with semi-regular meshes. Surface elements as rendering primitives. Wavelets as volume primitives. Adaptively sampled distance fields. Image-based representations. The course concludes with a panel on the future of alternative shape representations followed by an open discussion with the audience.

Organizers
Hanspeter Pfister
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory

Alyn Rockwood
Colorado School of Mines

Lecturers
Sarah Frisken
Ronald Perry
Hanspeter Pfister

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory

Markus Gross
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Leonard McMillan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Henry Moreton
NVIDIA Corporation

Alyn Rockwood
Colorado School of Mines

Wim Sweldens
Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories


 

 

 

 

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