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A Topological Approach to Voxelization



We present a novel approach to voxelization, based on intersecting the input primitives against intersection targets in the voxel grid. Instead of relying on geometric proximity measures, our approach is topological in nature, i.e., it builds on the connectivity and separability properties of the input and the intersection targets. We discuss voxelization of curves and surfaces in both 2D and 3D, and derive intersection targets that produce voxelizations with various connectivity, separability and thinness properties. The simplicity of our method allows for easy proofs of these properties. Our approach is directly applicable to curved primitives, and it is independent of input tessellation.