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Space carving MVD sequences for modeling natural 3D scenes
Author(s): Youssef Alj; Guillaume Boisson; Philippe Bordes; Muriel Pressigout; Luce Morin
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a 3D modeling system designed for Multi-view Video plus Depth (MVD) sequences. The aim is to remove redundancy in both texture and depth information present in the MVD data. To this end, a volumetric framework is employed in order to merge the input depth maps. Hereby a variant of the Space Carving algorithm is proposed. Voxels are iteratively carved by ray-casting from each view, until the 3D model be geometrically consistent with every input depth map. A surface mesh is then extracted from this volumetric representation thanks to the Marching Cubes algorithm. Subsequently, to address the issue of texture modeling, a new algorithm for multi-texturing the resulting surface is presented. This algorithm selects from the set of input images the best texture candidate to map a given mesh triangle. The best texture is chosen according to a photoconsistency metric. Tests and results are provided using still images from usual MVD test-sequences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8290, Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications II, 829005 (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908608
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Youssef Alj, Technicolor S.A. (France)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (France)
Guillaume Boisson, Technicolor S.A. (France)
Philippe Bordes, Technicolor S.A. (France)
Muriel Pressigout, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (France)
Luce Morin, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8290:
Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications II
Atilla M. Baskurt; Robert Sitnik, Editor(s)

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