CUDA-based signed distance field calculation for adaptive grids

Taejung Park, Sung Ho Lee, Jong Hyun Kim, Chang Hun Kim

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Abstract

We present a simple yet robust signed distance field (SDF) generator based on recent GPU architectures. In our approach, the squared Euclidean distance is calculated for each triangle face in parallel, and then an optimized stream reduction process is used to find the shortest distance. During this process, the stream reduction operation acts like a parallel binary space-searching routine for each level. This process uses computations and memory bandwidth efficiently because of the massive number of CUDA threads. Signs are then determined by calculating angle-weighted pseudonormals. Unlike some previous SDF approaches that only calculate the SDF near the surface or within the bounding box, our method can calculate the SDF adaptively so that there are no limitations on proximity or regularity. We also compare our GPU-based results with a kd-tree based single CPU approach for a 3D geometry synthesis application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT-2010, 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2010, ScalCom-2010
Pages1202-1206
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT-2010, 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2010, 10th IEEE Int. Conf. Scalable Computing and Communications, ScalCom-2010 - Bradford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2010 Jun 292010 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT-2010, 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2010, ScalCom-2010

Other

Other10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT-2010, 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2010, 10th IEEE Int. Conf. Scalable Computing and Communications, ScalCom-2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBradford
Period10/6/2910/7/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Park, T., Lee, S. H., Kim, J. H., & Kim, C. H. (2010). CUDA-based signed distance field calculation for adaptive grids. In Proceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT-2010, 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2010, ScalCom-2010 (pp. 1202-1206). [5577893] (Proceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT-2010, 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2010, ScalCom-2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/CIT.2010.217