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Novel Depth Cues from Uncalibrated Near-field Lighting

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Novel Depth Cues from Uncalibrated Near-field Lighting
We present the first method to compute depth cues from images taken solely under uncalibrated near point lighting. A stationary scene is illuminated by a point source that is moved approximately along a line or in a plane. We observe the brightness profile at each pixel and demonstrate how to obtain three novel cues: plane-scene intersections, depth ordering and mirror symmetries. These cues are defined with respect to the line/plane in which the light source moves, and not the camera viewpoint. Plane-Scene Intersections are detected by finding those scene points that are closest to the light source path at some time instance. Depth Ordering for scenes with homogeneous BRDFs is obtained by sorting pixels according to their shortest distances from a plane containing the light source. Mirror Symmetry pairs for scenes with homogeneous BRDFs are detected by reflecting scene points across a plane in which the light source moves. We show analytic results for Lambertian objects and demonstra...
Sanjeev J. Koppal, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICCV
Authors Sanjeev J. Koppal, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
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