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Mullins, Andrew; Bowen, Adam; Wilson, Roland; Rajpoot, Nasir M. (2007)
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The problem of visible surface estimation for image-based rendering is tackled using a new approach, which combines visual hull and surface estimation techniques. It is shown that the new method combines the best features of both approaches, being more robust than direct surface element estimation and more flexible than the visual hull. The new method uses an estimate of the visual hull as a prior on the ill-posed problem of surface element estimation. To improve the computational preformance of the algorithm, a multiresolution approach to surface patch estimation is used. The patches thus estimated can then be tracked over time, to provide an accurate model of the surface geometry, which is then used for estimation of the scene from arbitrary viewpoints. After a brief description of the algorithm, results are presented to show the improvement in performance which can be obtained using either technique alone. The paper concludes with a discussion of extensions to the work currently under investigation.
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