Saturday, January 15, 2011

Point Rendering

The paper here gives a good background of how point rendering has evolved, in its introduction section.

What is challenging with point-rendering?
Filling the holes. Previously, the 3D- scanner devices were not as fine as they are today. Hence, relatively lesser number of point samples were available. That made surface reconstruction ( building a triangle mesh over the points' surfaces and eventually render the triangles ) much more suitable that direct point rendering. However, today, the number of samples that are captured are much larger.

Symposium on Point-Based Graphics is a conference that is dedicated to point-based graphics! Interesting!!

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