International Journal of applied mathematics and computer science

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Number 4 - December 2016
Volume 26 - 2016

A comparison of hole-filling methods in 3D

Emiliano Pérez, Santiago Salamanca, Pilar Merchán, Antonio Adán

This paper presents a review of the most relevant current techniques that deal with hole-filling in 3D models. Contrary to earlier reports, which approach mesh repairing in a sparse and global manner, the objective of this review is twofold. First, a specific and comprehensive review of hole-filling techniques (as a relevant part in the field of mesh repairing) is carried out. We present a brief summary of each technique with attention paid to its algorithmic essence, main contributions and limitations. Second, a solid comparison between 34 methods is established. To do this, we define 19 possible meaningful features and properties that can be found in a generic hole-filling process. Then, we use these features to assess the virtues and deficiencies of the method and to build comparative tables. The purpose of this review is to make a comparative hole-filling state-of-the-art available to researchers, showing pros and cons in a common framework.

survey, 3D polygonal models, repairing meshes, hole-filling, restoration algorithms