Characterizing shape using conformal factors

Mirela Ben-Chen, Craig Gotsman

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We present a new 3D shape descriptor based on conformal geometry. Our descriptor is invariant under non-rigid quasi-isometric transformations, such as pose changes of articulated models, and is both compact and efficient to compute. We demonstrate the performance of our descriptor on a database of watertight models, and show it is comparable with state-of-the-art descriptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEG 3DOR 2008 - Eurographics 2008 Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, EG 3DOR 2008 - Crete, Greece
Duration: Apr 15 2008Apr 15 2008

Publication series

NameEurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, EG 3DOR
ISSN (Print)1997-0463
ISSN (Electronic)1997-0471


Other1st Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, EG 3DOR 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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