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A Survey of Viewpoint Selection Methods for Polygonal Models

Graphics & Imaging Laboratory, University of Girona, Girona 17003, Spain
School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen 72076, Germany
Department of Brain Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Entropy 2018, 20(5), 370;
Received: 24 March 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 11 May 2018 / Published: 16 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Theory Application in Visualization)
Viewpoint selection has been an emerging area in computer graphics for some years, and it is now getting maturity with applications in fields such as scene navigation, scientific visualization, object recognition, mesh simplification, and camera placement. In this survey, we review and compare twenty-two measures to select good views of a polygonal 3D model, classify them using an extension of the categories defined by Secord et al., and evaluate them against the Dutagaci et al. benchmark. Eleven of these measures have not been reviewed in previous surveys. Three out of the five short-listed best viewpoint measures are directly related to information. We also present in which fields the different viewpoint measures have been applied. Finally, we provide a publicly available framework where all the viewpoint selection measures are implemented and can be compared against each other. View Full-Text
Keywords: visualization; viewpoint selection; entropy; mutual information visualization; viewpoint selection; entropy; mutual information
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Bonaventura, X.; Feixas, M.; Sbert, M.; Chuang, L.; Wallraven, C. A Survey of Viewpoint Selection Methods for Polygonal Models. Entropy 2018, 20, 370.

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Bonaventura X, Feixas M, Sbert M, Chuang L, Wallraven C. A Survey of Viewpoint Selection Methods for Polygonal Models. Entropy. 2018; 20(5):370.

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Bonaventura, Xavier, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert, Lewis Chuang, and Christian Wallraven. 2018. "A Survey of Viewpoint Selection Methods for Polygonal Models" Entropy 20, no. 5: 370.

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