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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.9 P.1578~1588

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2006.A1578


A new representation of orientable 2-manifold polygonal surfaces for geometric modelling


Author(s):  LIU Yong-jin, TANG Kai, JOENJA Ajay

Affiliation(s):  Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   liuyongjin@tsinghua.edu.cn, mektang@ust.hk, joneja@ust.hk

Key Words:  Shape representation, Combinatorial data structure, Computational topology


LIU Yong-jin, TANG Kai, JOENJA Ajay. A new representation of orientable 2-manifold polygonal surfaces for geometric modelling[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(9): 1578~1588.

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Abstract: 
Many graphics and computer-aided design applications require that the polygonal meshes used in geometric computing have the properties of not only 2-manifold but also are orientable. In this paper, by collecting previous work scattered in the topology and geometry literature, we rigorously present a theoretical basis for orientable polygonal surface representation from a modern point of view. Based on the presented basis, we propose a new combinatorial data structure that can guarantee the property of orientable 2-manifolds and is primal/dual efficient. Comparisons with other widely used data structures are also presented in terms of time and space efficiency.

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