Surface Types from POint-clouds

From: Ching Lee (
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 18:35:34 EET


Given a point cloud from a surface, is it possible to
guess the type of surface: I mean is it possible to
classify the surface as clylindrical, conical,
toroidal, spherical, etc?

After guessing the surface type, is it possible to fit
the analytical surface (rather than a free-form

Could somebody please point me to literature on this
topic of using reverse engineering data?

Thanks in advane.

Have a nice day!
C K Lee

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