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Adaptive polygonisation of non-manifold implicit surfaces
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Ronald BalsysRonald Balsys, K Suffern
We discuss the polygonisation and rendering of non-manifold implicit surgaces using adaptive octree subdivison and interval arithmetic for surface exclusion in octree nodes. We present a new algorithm that polygonises surfaces that self intersect, or have other non-manifold features such as separate sections that meet at points. Gradient information is used to resolve ambiguous polygonisations in plotting nodes. A line stitching algorithm is discussed that allows for multiple polygons to be in a plotting node. We illustrate the algorithm with a number of surfaces that demonstrate its capabiliies and limitations.