Consistent segmentation of 3D models

Aleksey Golovinskiy, Thomas Funkhouser

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This paper proposes a method to segment a set of models consistently. The method simultaneously segments models and creates correspondences between segments. First, a graph is constructed whose nodes represent the faces of every mesh, and whose edges connect adjacent faces within a mesh and corresponding faces in different meshes. Second, a consistent segmentation is created by clustering this graph, allowing for outlier segments that are not present in every mesh. The method is demonstrated for several classes of objects and used for two applications: symmetric segmentation and segmentation transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
JournalComputers and Graphics (Pergamon)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • General Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


  • Mesh analysis
  • Mesh segmentation

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