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Intuitive Alignment of Point-Clouds with Painting-Based Feature Correspondence

Abstract: Throughout the course of several years, significant progress has been made with regard to the accuracy and performance of pair-wise alignment techniques; however when considering low-resolution scans with minimal pairwise overlap, and scans with high levels of symmetry, the process of successfully performing sequential alignments in the object reconstruction process remains a challenging task. Even with the improvements in surface point sampling and surface feature correspondence estimation, existing techniques do not guarantee an alignment between arbitrary point-cloud pairs due to statistically-driven estimation models. In this paper we define a robust and intuitive painting-based feature correspondence selection methodology that can refine input sets for these existing techniques to ensure alignment convergence. Additionally, we consolidate this painting process into a semiautomated alignment compilation technique that can be used to ensure the proper reconstruction of scanned models.

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S. Transue and M. Choi, "Intuitive Alignment of Point-Clouds with Painting-Based Feature Correspondence", International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) 2014.