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Surface Reconstruction via Helmholtz Reciprocity with a Single Image Pair

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Surface Reconstruction via Helmholtz Reciprocity with a Single Image Pair
This paper brings a novel method for three-dimensional reconstruction of surfaces that takes advantage of the symmetry resulting from alternating the positions of a camera and a light source. This set up allows for the use of the Helmholtz reciprocity principle to recover the shape of smooth surfaces with arbitrary bidirectional reflectance distribution functions without requiring the presence of texture, as well as for exploiting mutual occlusions between images. Different from previous art, the technique introduced here works with as few as one reciprocal pair, and it recovers surface depth and orientation simultaneously by finding the global minimum of an error function via dynamic programming. Since the error is a function not just of depth but of surface orientation as well, the reconstruction is subject to tighter geometric constraints. Given a current estimate of surface geometry and intensity measurements in one image, Helmholtz reciprocity is used to predict the pixel inten...
Peter H. Tu, Paulo R. S. Mendonça
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where CVPR
Authors Peter H. Tu, Paulo R. S. Mendonça
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