Simplification resilient LDPC-Coded sparse-QIM watermarking for 3D-meshes

Bata Vasic, Bane Vasic

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We propose a blind watermarking scheme for 3D meshes that combines sparse quantization index modulation (QIM) with deletion correction codes. The QIM operates on the vertices in rough concave regions of the surface thus ensuring impeccability, while the deletion correction code recovers the data hidden in the vertices, which is removed by mesh optimization and/or simplification. The proposed scheme offers two orders of magnitude better performance in terms of recovered watermark bit error rate compared to the existing schemes of similar payloads and fidelity constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6522818
Pages (from-to)1532-1542
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2013


  • 3-D mesh
  • data hiding
  • deletion channels
  • error correction
  • iterative decoding
  • low-density parity check codes
  • quantization index modulation watermarking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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