9:15 / Monday, November 6

Inclusion of Topological Information in Geometric Modeling Representations

Most modeling representations include some form of topological information (such as the list of edges used to trim a surface or the list of surfaces bounding a solid). A key question when designing modeling representations is what kinds of topological information should be included. Usually either a minimal or maximal approach is taken, with little consideration given for other options.

The speaker will identify criteria for including topological information in modeling representations, in particular in solid and nonmanifold modeling environments, including accuracy, consistency, and space/time efficiency considerations, as well as differences in considerations for static and dynamic storage representations.

Kevin Weiler
Autodesk, Inc.
Sausalito, California

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