R-D optimized progressive compression of 3D meshes using prioritized gate selection and curvature prediction

Jae Kyun Ahn, Dae Youn Lee, Minsu Ahn, Chang-Su Kim

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A rate-distortion (R-D) optimized progressive coding algorithm for three-dimensional (3D) meshes is proposed in this work. We propose the prioritized gate selection and the curvature prediction to improve the connectivity and geometry compression performance, respectively. Furthermore, based on the bit plane coding, we develop a progressive transmission method, which improves the qualities of intermediate meshes as well as that of the fully reconstructed mesh, and extend it to the view-dependent transmission method. Experiments on various 3D mesh models show that the proposed algorithm provides significantly better compression performance than the conventional algorithms, while supporting progressive reconstruction efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-779
Number of pages11
JournalVisual Computer
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1



  • 3D mesh coding
  • Data compression
  • Progressive transmission
  • Scalable coding
  • Triangular mesh
  • View-dependent transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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