Generating a smooth voxel-based model from an irregular polygon mesh

Daniel Cohen, Arie Kaufman, Yingxing Wang

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A method for generating a smooth voxelbased model from an arbitrary polygon mesh is presented. It is based on a polygonal subdivision process which takes an irregular polygon mesh as input and creates a finer and smoother mesh. The mesh is recursively refined down to or close to the voxel level, and then voxelized (digitized) into a voxel-based representation. A local subdivision approach has been developed in order to ease the computationally expensive subdivision process. The voxelization of the mesh maintains topological and fidelity requirements which are pre-defined and application dependent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-305
Number of pages11
JournalVisual Computer
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Interpolation
  • Polyhedral subdivision
  • Smoothing
  • Volume graphics
  • Volume synthesis
  • Volume visualization 3D scan conversion
  • Voxelization

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