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Constrained curve fitting on manifolds

By Simon Flöry and Michael Hofer


When designing curves on surfaces the need arises to approximate a given noisy target shape by a smooth fitting shape. We discuss the problem of fitting a B-spline curve to a point cloud by squared distance minimization in the case that both, the point cloud and the fitting curve, are constrained to lie on a smooth manifold. The on-manifold constraint is included by using the first fundamental form of the surface for squared distance computations between the point cloud and the fitting curve. For the solution we employ a constrained optimization algorithm that allows us to include further constraints such as one-sided fitting or surface regions that have to be avoided by the fitting curve. We illustrate the effectiveness of our algorithm at hand of several examples showing different applications

Year: 2008
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