Point Set Shape Detection

Point Set Shape Detection

Sven Oesau, Yannick Verdié, Clément Jamin, and Pierre Alliez


This CGAL component will implement the Efficient RANSAC method [1] for primitive shape detection. From an unstructured point set with unoriented normals, the algorithm is able to detect a set of primitive shapes (plane, sphere, cylinder, cone and torus).

Status: Submitted to the Editorial Board and targeted for CGAL 4.7, Autumn 2015


[1] Ruwen Schnabel, Roland Wahl, and Reinhard Klein, Efficient RANSAC for Point-Cloud Shape Detection, Computer Graphics Forum (June 2007), 26:2(214-226).

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