Suggestive Contour Gallery



The following are some images with suggestive contours, together with (in most cases) the 3D models from which they were created. All models linked here are believed to be redistributable for research and noncommercial use, but remain under copyright by their creators and are collected here purely for convenience (standard disclaimers apply). All images were produced using rtsc.

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These images may be used, with acknowledgment, for noncommercial purposes only.
   − Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Doug DeCarlo, Adam Finkelstein, and Anothony Santella


Model: horse

Download:
             horse.ply (96964 polygons)
             horse2.ply (96964 polygons)

Source: Georgia Tech Large Geometric Models Archive

Notes: The first is the original model, while the second is slightly smoothed to get rid of scanning noise.

Model: bunny

Download:
             bunny.ply (69451 polygons)
             bunny2.ply (144046 polygons)

Source: Stanford 3D Scanning Repository

Notes: The first of these is the "classic" Stanford bunny, while the second is a new version made from the original high-resolution data, merged using the VRIP algorithm, and hole-filled.

Model: armadillo

Download:
             armadillo.ply (345944 polygons)

Source: Stanford 3D Scanning Repository

Model: "Lucy"

Download:
             lucy.ply (525814 polygons)

Source: Stanford 3D Scanning Repository

Notes: This a decimated version of the slightly-larger original (which is available at the Stanford website).

Model: lion

Download:
             lion.ply (367277 polygons)
             lion2.ply (367277 polygons)

Source: Stanford Graphics Lab

Notes: The first of these is the original, while the second has had its color lightened to make the lines more visible.

Model: santa

Download:
             santa.ply (151558 polygons)
             santa2.ply (151558 polygons)

Source: Cyberware

Notes: The first of these is the original, while the second has had its color lightened to make the lines more visible.

Model: Igea artifact

Download:
             igea.ply (268686 polygons)

Source: Cyberware

Notes: Is helped by quite a bit of smoothing.

Model: Max Planck bust

Download:
             maxplanck.ply (98260 polygons)

Source: MPI

Notes: Try smoothing the mesh and/or increasing the thresholds.

Model: brain

Download:
             brain.ply (36752 polygons)
             brain2.ply (588032 polygons)

Notes: The first of these is the original low-resolution polygon mesh, while the second was produced by applying a few iterations of subdivision. If you download the first one, you'll likely want to do the same.

Model: cow

Download:
             cow.ply (5804 polygons)
             cow2.ply (92864 polygons)

Source: Viewpoint Animation Engineering / Sun Microsystems

Notes: Again, the first is the original low-resolution polygon mesh, while the second has been subdivided.

Model: elephant

Download:
             elephant.ply (39290 polygons)
             elephant2.ply (157160 polygons)

Source: Espona

Notes: The second is a subdivided, smoothed version of the first.

Model: hippo

Download:
             hippo.ply (46202 polygons)

Source: Espona

Notes: Try subdividing and/or smoothing the mesh.

Model: pear

Download:
             pear.ply (21504 polygons)

Model: heptoroid

Download:
             heptoroid.ply (573440 polygons)

Source: UC Berkeley Rapid Prototyping Project

Notes: Subdivided from the original.

Model: golfball

Download:
             golfball.ply (245760 polygons)

Notes: Check out this painting by Roy Lichtenstein.

Model: torus

Download:
             torus.ply (9600 polygons)

Model: Head of Michelangelo's David

Source: Digital Michelangelo Project

Model: Head of Michelangelo's St. Matthew

Source: Digital Michelangelo Project




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