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3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, International Symposium on (2006)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
June 14, 2006 to June 16, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2825-2
pp: 49-56
M. Andreetto , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
S. Savarese , University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
P. Perona , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
ABSTRACT
We present a new algorithm for improving an available (conservative) estimate of the shape of an object using constraints from ray-tracing. In particular, we exploit incoherences between the lit portions of the object - detected on a set of acquired images - and the shadows that the current estimate casts on itself. Whenever a contradiction is found the current estimate is modified in order to remove the inconsistency. Sufficient conditions for the correctness of the algorithm and a discussion of their validity are provided. Finally, we describe a simple implementation of the method and present some preliminary experimental results from computer simulations.
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CITATION

M. Andreetto, P. Perona and S. Savarese, "Carving from Ray-Tracing Constraints: IRT-Carving," 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, International Symposium on(3DPVT), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 2006, pp. 49-56.
doi:10.1109/3DPVT.2006.39
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