ShapeWorks Directly on Meshes
Surface meshes are capable of representing complex surfaces with thin structures while using at most several megabytes of data. By allowing ShapeWorks to optimize shape models directly on meshes, we are reducing the hardware requirements and memory load of the software, allowing it to run faster on weaker systems, including personal computers.
Femur dataset segmentation data: 9.2GB vs. mesh data: 53.1MB
Particle updates using geodesic walks so particles never leave the surface
Optimizing particles on spheres with lumps of different sizes
Optimizing particles on open meshes
As of ShapeWorks 6, we enabled using surface normals as correspondence features.
Surface normals enable better modeling of thin structures
Better surface sampling and correspondences with surface normals