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[International Journal] Appearance-Cloning: Photo-Consistent Scene Recovery from Multi-View Images
International journal of computer vision (IJCV) , February 2006
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Abstract
Volume 66, pp163 -192, Number 2

This paper introduces the novel volumetric methodology appearance-cloning as a viable solution for achieving a more improved photo-consistent scene recovery, including a greatly enhanced geometric recovery performance, from a set of photographs taken at arbitrarily distributed multiple camera viewpoints.We do so while solving many of the problems associated with previous stereo-based and volumetric methodologies. We redesign the photo-consistency decision problem of individual voxel in volumetric space as the photo-consistent shape search problem in image space, by generalizing the concept of the point correspondence search between two images in stereo-based approach, within a volumetric framework.
In detail, we introduce a self-constrained greedy-style optimization methodology, which iteratively searches a more photo-consistent shape based on the probabilistic shape photo-consistency measure, by using the probabilistic competition between candidate shapes. Our new measure is designed to bring back the probabilistic photo-consistency of a shape by comparing the appearances captured from multiple cameras with those rendered from that shape using the per-pixel Maxwell model in image space. Through various scene recoveries experiments including specular and dynamic scenes, we demonstrate that if sufficient appearances are given enough to reflect scene characteristics, our appearance-cloning approach can successfully recover both the geometry and photometry information of a scene without any kind of scene-dependent algorithm tuning.

 
 
 

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