Kenny Erleben University of Copenhagen
Henrik Dohlmann 3Dfacto R&D
In this chapter we address the practicalities in computing a signed distance field. We present a method that accelerates the computation by using graphics hardware. Our method is simple to implement and offers a trade-off between performance and quality.
A signed distance field is represented as a grid sampling of the closest distance to the surface of an object represented as a polygonal model. Usually the convention of using negative values inside the object and positive values outside the object is applied. Signed distance fields are very attractive ...