Mesh Compression Technique based on the Simplicial Representation


  • Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newball Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
  • Francisco Julián Herrera Botero Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
  • Luis Eduardo Múnera S. Universidad Icesi, Cali



Mesh, Simplicial Complex, Topology, Polygon, Compression.


Polygonal meshes, which approxi­mate the surface of an object, are the most common method for repre­senting three dimensional objects. Here, in order to attain efficiency, the triangle is the most used polygon. However, the number of required triangles increases as more realism is needed in a complex form. For this reason, mesh optimization techniques have been created that keep resolu­tion and enhances performance. This way, the polygonal mesh occupies less memory space. This paper presents a mesh compression technique which is based on mathematical topology and the simplicial representation. This technique was developed in order to compress meshes that were going to be sent through Internet.

Author Biographies

  • Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newball, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
    Bio Statement available in Spanish
  • Francisco Julián Herrera Botero, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
    Bio Statement available in Spanish
  • Luis Eduardo Múnera S., Universidad Icesi, Cali
    Bio Statement available in Spanish






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