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A Surface Evolution Approach to Probabilistic Space Carving

Yezzi, A. J., Slabaugh, G. G., Broadhurst, A. , Cipolla, R. & Schafer, R. W. (2002). A Surface Evolution Approach to Probabilistic Space Carving. Paper presented at the First International Symposium on 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, 19-06-2002 - 21-06-2002, Padova, Italy.


We present a 3D photography method that generates a texture-mapped three-dimensional model of a scene computed from multi-view calibrated two-dimensional photographs. Our approach first performs probabilistic space carving, which results in a 3D grid of voxel probabilities that describe the likelihood of a voxel existing in the model. We then employ a three-dimensional geodesic active surface to extract a most likely conformally-weighted minimal surface from the voxel probabilities. This surface is then polygonalized and texture-mapped, yielding in a 3D model easily rendered with standard graphics hardware.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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