3D surface reconstruction from multiview photographic images using 2D edge contours
Authors: Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R.
Journal: 3D Research
Most 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.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2012 3D Display Research Center and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.