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Determining surface orientation by using spherical representation of a surface
Author(s): Dong Wu; Zhishen Liu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a new calculating method is given for determining object surface orientation based on two images by using spherical representation of a surface and the solution is gotten more easily than by using gradient space. Furthermore, the relationship of the solutions reveals that the true solution vectors and the extraneous solution vectors are symmetric with respect to the light source plane. The surface rebuilt by one set of solutions is the true object surface and the surface rebuilt by another set of solutions is a mirror image of true surface with respect to the light source plane. The methods of rebuilding surface shape from surface orientation are given respectively in an orthographic projection and a perspective projection. The methods mentioned above are proved by simulated calculation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2056, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XII: Active Vision and 3D Methods, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150201
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Dong Wu, Ocean Univ. of Qingdao (China)
Zhishen Liu, Ocean Univ. of Qingdao (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2056:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XII: Active Vision and 3D Methods
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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