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Abstract for kykwong_tip04

IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol 13, 3:381-389, March 2004

RECONSTRUCTION OF SCULPTURE FROM ITS PROFILES WITH UNKNOWN CAMERA POSITIONS

K-Y.K.Wong and R.Cipolla.

March 2004

Profiles of a sculpture provide rich information about its geometry, and can be used for shape recovery under known camera motion. By exploiting correspondences induced by epipolar tangents on the profiles, a successful solution to motion estimation from profiles has been developed in the special case of circular motion. The main drawbacks of using circular motion alone, namely the difficulty in adding new views and part of the object always being invisible, can be overcome by incorporating arbitrary general views of the object and registering its new profiles with the set of profiles resulted from the circular motion. In this paper, we describe a complete and practical system for producing a 3D model from uncalibrated images of an arbitrary object using its profiles alone. Experimental results on various objects are presented, demonstrating the quality of the reconstructions using the estimated motion.


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