Eurographics 2008 - Short Papers
Efficient Visualization of Architectural Models from a Structure and Motion PipelineAuthor:
Michela Farenzena, Andrea Fusiello, and Riccardo GherardiAbstract:
State of the art three dimensional reconstruction pipelines can nowadays produce models up to several million polygons without any human intervention from a set of digital images or video. Such models are able to stretch the rendering capabilities of current hardware. We propose to augment a typical structure from motion pipeline with two additional steps, automatic fitting of high-level solid primitives and relief maps extraction, thus recovering both the overall structure of a building and its fine geometry. This not only gives birth to a more tractable and semantic model of the imaged scene, but allows for efficient and compelling rendering. We substantiate our claims showing a complete example of the described system.
Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.4.8 [Computer Vision]: Scene Analysis; I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Object Representations
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