RECONSTRUCTION OF SURFACES OF REVOLUTION FROM SINGLE UNCALIBRATED VIEWS
K-Y.K.Wong, P.R.S.Mendonça and R.Cipolla.
This paper addresses the problem of recovering the 3D shape of a surface of revolution from a single uncalibrated perspective view. The algorithm introduced here makes use of the invariant properties of a surface of revolution and its silhouette to locate the image of the revolution axis, and to calibrate the focal length of the camera. The image is then normalized and rectified such that the resulting silhouette exhibits bilateral symmetry. Such a rectification leads to a simpler differential analysis of the silhouette, and yields a simple equation for depth recovery. Ambiguities in the reconstruction are analyzed and experimental results on real images are presented, which demonstrate the quality of the reconstruction.
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