Multiresolution tetrahedral meshes: an analysis and a comparison

TitleMultiresolution tetrahedral meshes: an analysis and a comparison
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDanovaro E, De Floriani L, Lee M, Samet H
Conference NameShape Modeling International, 2002. Proceedings
Date Published2002///
Keywords(computer, bisection;vertex, cells;tetrahedron, data, generation;rendering, geometry;data, graphics);solid, meshes;rendering;tetrahedral, modelling;, refinement;multiresolution, representations;multiresolution, sets;mesh, split;computational, structures;data, tetrahedral, visualisation;mesh, visualization;experiment;large-size, volume

We deal with the problem of analyzing and visualizing large-size volume data sets. To this aim, we consider multiresolution representations based on a decomposition of the field domain into tetrahedral cells. We compare two types of multiresolution representations that differ on the rule applied to refine an initial coarse mesh: one is based on tetrahedron bisection, and one based on vertex split. The two representations can be viewed as instances of a common multiresolution model, that we call a multiresolution mesh. Encoding data structures for the two representations are briefly described. An experimental comparison on structured volume data sets is presented