Shape-based retrieval and analysis of 3D models

Thomas Funkhouser, Michael Kazhdan

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Large repositories of 3D data are rapidly becoming available in several fields, including mechanical CAD, molecular biology, and computer graphics. As the number of 3D models grows, there is an increasing need for computer algorithms to help people find the interesting ones and discover relationships between them. Unfortunately, traditional text-based search techniques are not always effective for 3D models, especially when queries are geometric in nature (e.g., find me objects that fit into this space). This course will survey recent methods and applications for representing, matching, indexing, and classifying 3D polygonal models based on their shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Aug 8 2004
EventInternational Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2004 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2004Aug 12 2004


OtherInternational Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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