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Fast Automatic Knot Placement Method for Accurate B-spline C

Authors

Yeh, Raine; Nashed, Youssef S. G.; Peterka, Tom; Tricoche, Xavier

Abstract

The choice of knot vector has immense influence on the resulting accuracy of a B-spline approximation of a curve. However, despite the significance of this problem and the various solutions that were proposed in the literature, optimizing the number and placement of knots remains a difficult task. This paper presents a novel method for the approximation of a curve by a B-spline of arbitrary order, which automatically determines a knot vector that achieves high approximation quality. At the core of our approach is a feature function that characterizes the amount and spatial distribution of geometric details in the input curve by estimating its derivatives. Knots are then selected in such a way as to evenly distribute the feature contents across their intervals. A comparison to the state of the art for a wide variety of curves shows that our method is faster and achieves more accurate reconstruction results, while typically reducing the number of necessary knots.

Division

MCS

Publication Year

2020

Publication Type

Article

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