Efficient compression and rendering of multi-resolution meshes

Zachi Karni, Alexander Bogomjakov, Craig Gotsman

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We present a method to code the multiresolution structure of a 3D triangle mesh in a manner that allows progressive decoding and efficient rendering at a client machine. The code is based on a special ordering of the mesh vertices which has good locality and continuity properties, inducing a natural multiresolution structure. This ordering also incorporates information allowing efficient rendering of the mesh at all resolutions using the contemporary vertex buffer mechanism. The performance of our code is shown to be competitive with existing progressive mesh compression methods, while achieving superior rendering speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventVIS 2002, IEEE Visualisation 2002 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2002Nov 1 2002


OtherVIS 2002, IEEE Visualisation 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


  • Geometry coding
  • Progressive compression
  • Rendering
  • Wavelets


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