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Recent advances in compression of 3D meshes
 In Advances in Multiresolution for Geometric Modelling
, 2003
"... Summary. 3D meshes are widely used in graphic and simulation applications for approximating 3D objects. When representing complex shapes in a raw data format, meshes consume a large amount of space. Applications calling for compact storage and fast transmission of 3D meshes have motivated the multit ..."
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Summary. 3D meshes are widely used in graphic and simulation applications for approximating 3D objects. When representing complex shapes in a raw data format, meshes consume a large amount of space. Applications calling for compact storage and fast transmission of 3D meshes have motivated the multitude of algorithms developed to efficiently compress these datasets. In this paper we survey recent developments in compression of 3D surface meshes. We survey the main ideas and intuition behind techniques for singlerate and progressive mesh coding. Where possible, we discuss the theoretical results obtained for asymptotic behavior or optimality of the approach. We also list some open questions and directions for future research. 1
Planar graphs, via wellorderly maps and trees
 In 30 th International Workshop, Graph  Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science (WG), volume 3353 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2004
"... Abstract. The family of wellorderly maps is a family of planar maps with the property that every connected planar graph has at least one plane embedding which is a wellorderly map. We show that the number of wellorderly maps with n nodes is at most 2 αn+O(log n) , where α ≈ 4.91. A direct consequ ..."
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Abstract. The family of wellorderly maps is a family of planar maps with the property that every connected planar graph has at least one plane embedding which is a wellorderly map. We show that the number of wellorderly maps with n nodes is at most 2 αn+O(log n) , where α ≈ 4.91. A direct consequence of this is a new upper bound on the number p(n) of unlabeled planar graphs with n nodes, log 2 p(n) � 4.91n. The result is then used to show that asymptotically almost all (labeled or unlabeled), (connected or not) planar graphs with n nodes have between 1.85n and 2.44n edges. Finally we obtain as an outcome of our combinatorial analysis an explicit linear time encoding algorithm for unlabeled planar graphs using, in the worstcase, a rate of 4.91 bits per node and of 2.82 bits per edge. 1
Succinct Representations of Planar Maps
, 2008
"... This paper addresses the problem of representing the connectivity information of geometric objects using as little memory as possible. As opposed to raw compression issues, the focus is here on designing data structures that preserve the possibility of answering incidence queries in constant time. W ..."
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This paper addresses the problem of representing the connectivity information of geometric objects using as little memory as possible. As opposed to raw compression issues, the focus is here on designing data structures that preserve the possibility of answering incidence queries in constant time. We propose in particular the first optimal representations for 3connected planar graphs and triangulations, which are the most standard classes of graphs underlying meshes with spherical topology. Optimal means that these representations asymptotically match the respective entropy of the two classes, namely 2 bits per edge for 3connected planar graphs, and 1.62 bits per triangle or equivalently 3.24 bits per vertex for triangulations. These representations support adjacency queries between vertices and faces in constant time.
Succinct representation of triangulations with a boundary. WADS
, 2005
"... Abstract. We consider the problem of designing succinct geometric data structures while maintaining efficient navigation operations. A data structure is said succinct if the asymptotic amount of space it uses matches the entropy of the class of structures represented. For the case of planar triangul ..."
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Abstract. We consider the problem of designing succinct geometric data structures while maintaining efficient navigation operations. A data structure is said succinct if the asymptotic amount of space it uses matches the entropy of the class of structures represented. For the case of planar triangulations with a boundary we propose a succinct representation of the combinatorial information that improves to 2.175 bits per triangle the asymptotic amount of space required and that supports the navigation between adjacent triangles in constant time (as well as other standard operations). For triangulations with m faces of a surface with genus g, our representation requires asymptotically an extra amount of 36(g − 1) lg m bits (which is negligible as long as g ≪ m / lg m). 1
Transversal structures on triangulations, combinatorial study and straightline drawing
, 2007
"... This article focuses on a combinatorial structure specific to triangulated plane graphs with quadrangular outer face and no separating triangle, called irreducible triangulations. The structure has been introduced by Xin He under the name of regular edgelabelling and consists of two transversal bip ..."
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This article focuses on a combinatorial structure specific to triangulated plane graphs with quadrangular outer face and no separating triangle, called irreducible triangulations. The structure has been introduced by Xin He under the name of regular edgelabelling and consists of two transversal bipolar orientations. For this reason, the terminology used here is that of transversal structures. The main results obtained in the article are a bijection between irreducible triangulations and ternary trees, and a straightline drawing algorithm for irreducible triangulations. For a random irreducible triangulation with n vertices, the grid size of the drawing is asymptotically with high probability 11n/27 × 11n/27 up to an additive error of O ( √ n). In contrast, the best previously known algorithm for these triangulations only guarantees a grid size (⌈n/2 ⌉ − 1) × ⌊n/2⌋.
Finite covers of random 3manifolds
, 2005
"... A 3manifold is Haken if it contains a topologically essential surface. The Virtual Haken Conjecture posits that every irreducible 3manifold with infinite fundamental group has a finite cover which is Haken. In this paper, we study random 3manifolds and their finite covers in an attempt to shed ..."
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A 3manifold is Haken if it contains a topologically essential surface. The Virtual Haken Conjecture posits that every irreducible 3manifold with infinite fundamental group has a finite cover which is Haken. In this paper, we study random 3manifolds and their finite covers in an attempt to shed light on this difficult question. In particular, we consider random Heegaard splittings by gluing two handlebodies by the result of a random walk in the mapping class group of a surface. For this model of random 3manifold, we are able to compute the probabilities that the resulting manifolds have finite covers of particular kinds. Our results contrast with the analogous probabilities for groups coming from random balanced presentations, giving quantitative theorems to the effect that 3manifold groups have many more finite quotients than random groups. The next natural question is whether these covers have positive betti number. For abelian covers of a fixed type over 3manifolds of Heegaard genus 2, we show that the probability of positive betti number is 0. In fact, many of these questions boil down to questions about the mapping class group. We are lead to consider the action of mapping class group of a surface Σ on
Transversal structures on triangulations, with application to straight line drawing
 LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 2005
"... We define and study a structure called transversal edgepartition related to triangulations without non empty triangles, which is equivalent to the regular edge labeling discovered by Kant and He. We study other properties of this structure and show that it gives rise to a new straightline drawing ..."
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We define and study a structure called transversal edgepartition related to triangulations without non empty triangles, which is equivalent to the regular edge labeling discovered by Kant and He. We study other properties of this structure and show that it gives rise to a new straightline drawing algorithm for triangulations without non empty triangles, and more generally for 4connected plane graphs with at least 4 border vertices. Taking uniformly at random such a triangulation with 4 border vertices and n vertices, the size of the grid is almost surely n
Uniform random sampling of planar graphs in linear time
, 2007
"... Abstract. This article introduces new algorithms for the uniform random generation of labelled planar graphs. Its principles rely on Boltzmann samplers, as recently developed by Duchon, Flajolet, Louchard, and Schaeffer. It combines the Boltzmann framework, a suitable use of rejection, a new combina ..."
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Abstract. This article introduces new algorithms for the uniform random generation of labelled planar graphs. Its principles rely on Boltzmann samplers, as recently developed by Duchon, Flajolet, Louchard, and Schaeffer. It combines the Boltzmann framework, a suitable use of rejection, a new combinatorial bijection found by Fusy, Poulalhon and Schaeffer, as well as a precise analytic description of the generating functions counting planar graphs, which was recently obtained by Giménez and Noy. This gives rise to an extremely efficient algorithm for the random generation of planar graphs. There is a preprocessing step of some fixed small cost; and the expected time complexity of generation is quadratic for exactsize uniform sampling and linear for approximatesize sampling. This greatly improves on the best previously known time complexity for exactsize uniform sampling of planar graphs with n vertices, which was a little over O(n 7). This is the extended and revised journal version of a conference paper with the title “Quadratic exactsize and linear approximatesize random generation of planar graphs”, which appeared in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Analysis of Algorithms (AofA’05), 610 June 2005, Barcelona. 1.
Efficient edgebreaker for surfaces of arbitrary topology
 in Proceedings of 17th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing
, 2004
"... Abstract. The typical surfaces models handled by contemporary Computer Graphics applications have millions of triangles and numerous connected component, handles and boundaries. Edgebreaker and Spirale Reversi are examples of efficient schemes to compress and decompress their connectivity. A surpris ..."
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Abstract. The typical surfaces models handled by contemporary Computer Graphics applications have millions of triangles and numerous connected component, handles and boundaries. Edgebreaker and Spirale Reversi are examples of efficient schemes to compress and decompress their connectivity. A surprisingly simple linear–time implementation has been proposed for triangulated surfaces homeomorphic to a sphere and was subsequently extended to surfaces with handles. Here, we further extend its scope to surfaces with multiple components, handles, and multiple boundaries. The result is a simple and efficient compression/decompression solution for the broad class of orientable manifold surfaces.