Today I read a paper titled “Feature Lines for Illustrating Medical Surface Models: Mathematical Background and Survey”
The abstract is:
This paper provides a tutorial and survey for a specific kind of illustrative visualization technique: feature lines.
We examine different feature line methods.
For this, we provide the differential geometry behind these concepts and adapt this mathematical field to the discrete differential geometry.
All discrete differential geometry terms are explained for triangulated surface meshes.
These utilities serve as basis for the feature line methods.
We provide the reader with all knowledge to re-implement every feature line method.
Furthermore, we summarize the methods and suggest a guideline for which kind of surface which feature line algorithm is best suited.
Our work is motivated by, but not restricted to, medical and biological surface models.