[vtk-developers] vtkProcrustesAlignmentFilter

Tim Hutton T.Hutton at eastman.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 7 12:32:51 EST 2002

Hello developers,

There are a couple of us that are keen to provide an implementation of the 
Procrustes algorithm for aligning a set of objects together in a least 
squares sense. Its functionality is somewhat similar to 
vtkLandmarkTransform except that it would take a collection of datasets 
instead of two. This would be useful for building models from collections 
of objects and is a core part of many other algorithms.

I (we) have two questions:

1) Would VTK benefit by having such a class? Perhaps Procrustes is not a 
pure visualization technique but then neither is 
vtkThinPlateSplineTransform which is used by lots of people.

2) How would such a class be best implemented? I have envisaged an 
inheritance tree like this:


Is this sensible? Maybe it should be based on transforms instead?

Any comments welcome. Thankyou!

Tim Hutton,                        http://www.eastman.ucl.ac.uk/~dmi/MINORI
Research Fellow & PhD student,                   T.Hutton at eastman.ucl.ac.uk
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