Greg Turk's Home Page

In September 1994 I concluded my postdoc at Stanford. I am now an assistant research professor at UNC Chapel Hill.

Here is my UNC Web page, which is a bit more current.

Office: Room 204 Sitterson Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-1819
Home Phone: (910) 288-1736 (note the different area code)


1-A Yester Oaks Court
Greensboro, NC 27455

Work Address:

Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175


Computer graphics, computational geometry, heuristic search, developmental biology, scuba, juggling, ultimate frisbee.

Current Project:

I am working on zippering together range images to create polygonal models. This research is being done as a part of the 3D Fax Project that is headed by Professor Marc Levoy. Our paper on the subject is Zippered Polygon Meshes from Range Images (postscript, 0.95 Mbytes), published in the Siggraph 94 Proceedings. Below are some models built by this method.

Model created by combining 14 range images of a plastic dinosaur.

Here is a tiny movie of the above dinosaur (70 Kbytes).

Telephone handset zippered together from 10 range images.

Here is a movie of the phone (111 Kbytes).

This lion was reconstructed from thirteen range scans of a plastic model. This is work-in-progress by Hua Ge, Marc Levoy and myself to incorporate color into models reconstructed from range images. You may want to compare a photograph of the original model against the reconstructed lion.