3D Reconstruction Using Labeled Image Regions

3D Reconstruction Using Labeled Image Regions

Ziegler R, Matusik W, Pfister H, and McMillan L.

(Eurographics Association: Proceedings of the 2003 Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry Processing, 2003.)

In this paper we present a novel algorithm for reconstructing 3D scenes from a set of images. The user defines a set of polygonal regions with corresponding labels in each image using familiar 2D photo-editing tools. Our reconstruction algorithm computes the 3D model with maximum volume that is consistent with the set of regions in the input images. The algorithm is fast, uses only 2D intersection operations, and directly computes a polygonal model. We implemented a user-assisted system for 3D scene reconstruction and show results on scenes that are difficult or impossible to reconstruct with other methods.