Re-thinking non-rigid structure from motion

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Re-thinking non-rigid structure from motion
We present a novel approach to non-rigid structure from motion (NRSFM) from an orthographic video sequence, based on a new interpretation of the problem. Existing approaches assume the object shape space is well-modeled by a linear subspace. Our approach only assumes that small neighborhoods of shapes are well-modeled with a linear subspace. This constrains the shapes to belong to a manifold of dimensionality equal to the number of degrees of freedom of the object. After showing that the problem is still overconstrained, we present a solution composed of a novel initialization algorithm, followed by a robust extension of the Locally Smooth Manifold Learning algorithm tailored to the NRSFM problem. We finally present some test cases where the linear basis method fails (and is actually not meant to work) while the proposed approach is successful.
Vincent Rabaud, Serge Belongie
Added 12 Oct 2009
Updated 28 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CVPR
Authors Vincent Rabaud, Serge Belongie
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