Semi-regular representation and progressive compression of 3-D dynamic mesh sequences

Jeong Hyu Yang, Chang-Su Kim, Sang Uk Lee

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We propose an algorithm that represents three-dimensional dynamic objects with a semi-regular mesh sequence and compresses the sequence using the spatiotemporal wavelet transform. Given an irregular mesh sequence, we construct a semi-regular mesh structure for the first frame and then map it to subsequent frames based on the hierarchical motion estimation. The regular structure of the resulting mesh sequence facilitates the application of advanced coding schemes and other signal processing techniques. To encode the mesh sequence compactly, we develop an embedded coding scheme, which supports signal-to-noise ratio and temporal scalability modes. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm provides significantly better compression performance than the static mesh coder, which encodes each frame independently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2531-2544
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received November 29, 2004; revised September 29, 2005. This work was supported in part by a National Research Laboratory Grant (2000-N-NL-01-C-238) and a Korea University Grant. The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Dr. Charles D. Creusere. J.-H. Yang is with LG Electronics, Seoul 151-919, Korea (e-mail: jayu@lge. com). C.-S. Kim is with the Department of Electronics Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: S.-U. Lee is with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TIP.2006.877413


  • 3-D motion estimation
  • Progressive compression
  • Semi-regular mesh sequence
  • Three-dimensional (3-D) mesh compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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