Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

Animation Cartography - Intrinsic Reconstruction of Shape and Motion

In this paper, we consider the problem of animation reconstruction, i.e., the reconstruction of shape and motion of a deformable object from dynamic 3D scanner data, without using user provided template models. Unlike pre- vious work that addressed this problem, we do not rely on locally conver- gent optimization but present a system that can handle fast motion, tem- porally disrupted input, and can correctly match objects that disappear for extended time periods in acquisition holes due to occlusion. Our approach is motivated by cartography: We first estimate a few landmark correspon- dences, which are extended to a dense matching and then used to recon- struct geometry and motion. We propose a number of algorithmic building blocks: a scheme for tracking landmarks in temporally coherent and inco- herent data, an algorithm for robust estimation of dense correspondences under topological noise, and the integration of local matching techniques to refine the result. We describe and evaluate the individual components and propose a complete animation reconstruction pipeline based on these ideas. We evaluate our method on a number of standard benchmark data sets and show that we can obtain correct reconstructions in situations where other techniques fail completely or require additional user guidance such as a template model.

News

2014-07-01

Software Update

The MATLAB Color Calibration Toolbox v2.1 (minor update) has been updated. No new functionalities this time; added error tolerance against missing packages.

2014-05-01

Eurographics 2014 Introduction to Optimization Techniques in Computer Graphics

Slides are online here.

2014-05-01

GIAnA associated with the Laboratoire Photonique, Numerique et Nanosciences (LP2N)

We will create a computational optics group at the LP2N.

2013-03-01

GIAnA joined INRIA

Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis moved to Bordeaux to join the manao team.

2012-08-01

Emmy-Noether Group

Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis is now supported by an Emmy-Noether grant.

2012-07-19

Software Update

The MATLAB Color Calibration Toolbox has been updated and is now supporting radiometric response curve estimation.

2011-09-28

In the press

Johannes Kepler University Linz is reporting about our E-Lecture on Computational Photography last summer term. It was the first remote-only lecture for JKU. Eleven students attended the course at JKU.

2011-07-27

In the press

Our work on dynamically displaying BRDFs is going to be featured in the September issue of 3D World, a magazine for 3D artists, covering SIGGRAPH's Emerging Technologies where we will demo our work. Matthias Hullin is quoted as "I don't expect a BRDF display to become available in the next 20 years. The principle on which the Nintendo 3DS is based was patented back in 1913!" -->

2011-04-27

Webpage updated

Projects have been imported from previous webpage.
Several changes of the webpage regarding look and usage.