Spectral compression of mesh geometry

Z. Karni, C. Gotsman

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We show how spectral methods may be applied to 3D mesh data to obtain compact representations. This is achieved by projecting the mesh geometry onto an orthonormal basis derived from the mesh topology. To reduce complexity, the mesh is partitioned into a number of balanced submeshes with minimal interaction, each of which are compressed independently. Our methods may be used for compression and progressive transmission of 3D content, and are shown to be vastly superior to existing methods using spatial techniques, if slight loss can be tolerated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventSIGGRAPH 2000 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000


OtherSIGGRAPH 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


  • Compression algorithms
  • Signal processing


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