Apparatus and method for representing a scanned surface

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Disclosed is a method for generating a digital representation of a surface of an object from point data indicative of coordinates of points on the surface. The method comprises receiving a point data item indicative of coordinates of a point in a first one of a plurality of sub-volumes of a volume to be scanned; determining whether a first predetermined trigger condition is fulfilled for the first sub-volume; and if the first trigger condition is fulfilled, computing a local surface representation associated with the first sub-volume from received point data items associated with at least the first sub-volume; determining whether a second predetermined trigger condition is fulfilled; and if the second trigger condition is fulfilled, computing a surface representation of the surface of the object from a set of computed local surface representations associated with respective sub-volumes.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP2124196-A1
Filing date25/11/2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Application published under the European Patent Office (EPO)


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