3D surface reconstruction from multiview photographic images using 2D edge contours
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractMost techniques for reconstructing 3D shapes from multi-view 2D photographic images require a large number of images. In this paper, we present a new method for reconstructing 3D surfaces, represented by sets of polygons, using a small number, e.g. 10, of 2D photographic images with full prior knowledge of camera configurations. The method is automatic. Unlike most currently available silhouette-based multiview reconstruction methods, 3D surface points and surfaces are reconstructed directly from 2D edges without costly intermediate voxel reconstruction. The surfaces reconstructed by the proposed method are self-optimized. More surface points and polygons are automatically generated on highly curved parts of a surface. Experiments on computer generated objects and real physical objects were conducted to verify the method.
CitationPrakoonwit, S., Benjamin, R. (2012) '3D surface reconstruction from multiview photographic images using 2D edge contours' 3D Research 3(4):6-18