Category: 2016

Fast and exact discrete geodesic computation based on triangle-oriented wavefront propagation.

Computing discrete geodesic distance over triangle meshes is one of the fundamental problems in computational geometry and computer graphics. In this problem, an effective window pruning strategy can significantly affect the actual running time. Due to its importance, we conduct an in-depth study of window pruning operations in this paper, […]

Evaluation of coupled finite element/meshfree method for a robust full-scale crash worthiness simulation of railway vehicles

The crashworthiness of a railway vehicle relates to its passive safety performance. Due to mesh distortion and difficulty in controlling the hourglass energy, conventional finite element methods face great challenges in crashworthiness simulation of large-scale complex railway vehicle models. Meshfree methods such as element-free Galerkin method offer an alternative approach […]

A fast propagation scheme for approximate geodesic paths

Geodesic paths on surfaces are indispensable in many research and industrial areas, including architectural and aircraft design, human body animation, robotic path planning, terrain navigation, and reverse engineering. 3D models in these applications are typically large and complex. It is challenging for existing geodesic path algorithms to process large-scale models […]

Exploitation of multiplayer interaction and development of virtual puppetry storytelling using gesture control and stereoscopic devices

With the rapid development of human-computer interaction technologies, the new media generation demands novel learning experiences with natural interaction and immersive experience. Considering that digital storytelling is a powerful pedagogical tool for young children, in this paper, we design an immersive storytelling environment that allows multiple players to use naturally […]

A Linear Approach for Depth and Colour Camera Calibration Using Hybrid Parameters

Many recent applications of computer graphics and human computer interaction have adopted both colour cameras and depth cameras as input devices. Therefore, an effective calibration of both types of hardware taking different colour and depth inputs is required. Our approach removes the numerical difficulties of using non-linear optimization in previous […]