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Implementation of a Shadow Carving System for Shape Capture

Savarese, Silvio and Rushmeier, Holly and Bernardini, Fausto and Perona, Pietro (2002) Implementation of a Shadow Carving System for Shape Capture. In: First International Symposium on 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission. IEEE , Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 12-23. ISBN 0-7695-1521-4.

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We present a new technique for estimating the 3D shape of an object that combines previous ideas from shape from silhouettes and shape from shadows. We begin with a set-up for robustly extracting object silhouettes by casting a shadow of the object with a point light-source onto a translucent panel. A camera on the opposite side of the panel records an image which is readily processed to obtain the object boundary. We use a space carving technique to extract an initial estimate of the object shape. In a second phase, we record a series of images of the object lit by point light sources. We compare the areas of self shadowing in these images to those expected if our estimated shape from the space carving were correct. The shape of the object is refined by a shadow carving step that adjusts the current shape to resolve contradictions between the captured images and the current shape estimate. The result of the space carving and shadow carving is an estimate of shape that can be further refined by methods that work well in local regions, such as photometric stereo. We have implemented our approach in a simple table top system and present the results of scanning a small object with deep concavities.

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Additional Information:© 2002 IEEE. Issue Date: 2002; Date of Current Version: 07 November 2002.
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Official Citation:Savarese, S.; Rushmeier, H.; Bernardini, F.; Perona, P.; , "Implementation of a shadow carving system for shape capture," 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, 2002. Proceedings. First International Symposium on , vol., no., pp. 12- 23, 2002 doi: 10.1109/TDPVT.2002.1024034
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