University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Global Non-rigid Alignment of Surface Sequences

Budd, C, Huang, P, Klaudiny, M and Hilton, A (2012) Global Non-rigid Alignment of Surface Sequences International Journal of Computer Vision.

Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (30MB)
Text (licence)

Download (33kB)


This paper presents a general approach based on the shape similarity tree for non-sequential alignment across databases of multiple unstructured mesh sequences from non-rigid surface capture. The optimal shape similarity tree for non-rigid alignment is defined as the minimum spanning tree in shape similarity space. Non-sequential alignment based on the shape similarity tree minimises the total non-rigid deformation required to register all frames in a database into a consistent mesh structure with surfaces in correspondence. This allows alignment across multiple sequences of different motions, reduces drift in sequential alignment and is robust to rapid non-rigid motion. Evaluation is performed on three benchmark databases of 3D mesh sequences with a variety of complex human and cloth motion. Comparison with sequential alignment demonstrates reduced errors due to drift and improved robustness to large non-rigid deformation, together with global alignment across multiple sequences which is not possible with previous sequential approaches. © 2012 The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors : Budd, C, Huang, P, Klaudiny, M and Hilton, A
Date : August 2012
DOI : 10.1007/s11263-012-0553-4
Related URLs :
Additional Information : The original publication is available at
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Feb 2013 15:10
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:12

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800