Atomic Images - A Method For Meshing Digital Images
Proceedings, 10th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.185-196, October 7-10 2001
Landmark Graphics, Englewood, CO, USA
Each atom in the lattice contributes a potential function to an atomic potential field. The image represents another potential field. Total potential energy of the lattice is a weighted sum of the atomic and image potential fields, evaluated at atom coordinates. We exploit the uniform sampling of images to obtain a simple and efficient algorithm for computing the total potential energy.
Beginning with a pseudo-regular lattice, a generic optimization algorithm moves atoms to minimize this total poten- tial energy. After lattice optimization (not before), we connect the atoms to form a mesh that tends to be aligned with image features.
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