Multi-Resolution Compression
Main MRC-Encoding MRC-Decoding Models

 

Z. Karni, A. Bogomjakov and C. Gotsman, "Efficient Compression and Rendering of Multi-Resolution Meshes", Proceedings of IEEE Visualization, Boston 2002.

We present a method to code the multiresolution structure of a 3D triangle mesh in a manner that allows progressive decoding and efficient rendering at a client machine. The code is based on a special ordering of the mesh vertices which has good locality and continuity properties, inducing a natural multiresolution structure. This ordering also incorporates information allowing efficient rendering of the mesh at all resolutions using the contemporary vertex buffer mechanism. The performance of our code is shown to be competitive with existing progressive mesh compression methods, while achieving superior rendering speed.