Signal Processing: Image Communication, to appearAnass Nouri, Christophe Charrier, Olivier Lézoray
Normandie Université, UNICAEN, ENSICAEN, GREYC UMR CNRS 6072, Caen, FRANCE
Our visual attention is attracted by specific areas into 3D objects (repre- sented by meshes). This visual attention depends on the degree of saliency exposed by these areas. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-scale ap- proach for detecting salient regions. To do so, we define a local surface descriptor based on patches of adaptive size and filled in with a local height field. The single-scale saliency of a vertex is defined as its degree measure in the mesh with edges weights computed from adaptive patch similarities weighted by the local curvature. Finally the multi-scale saliency is defined as the average of single-scale saliencies weighted by their respective entropies. The contribution of the multi-scale aspect is analyzed and showed through the different results. The strength and the stability of our approach with re- spect to noise and simplification are also studied. Our approach is compared to the state-of-the-art and presents competitive results.
This work received funding from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR-14-CE27-0001 GRAPHSIP.