Oriented visibility for multiview reconstruction

V. Lempitsky, Y. Boykov, D. Ivanov

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Visibility estimation is arguably the most difficult problem in dense 3D reconstruction from multiple arbitrary views. In this paper, we propose a simple new approach to estimating visibility based on position and orientation of local surface patches. Using our concept of oriented visibility, we present a new algorithm for multiview reconstruction based on exact global optimization of surface photoconsistency using graph cuts on a CW-complex. In contrast to many previous methods for 3D reconstruction from arbitrary views, our method does not depend on initialization and is robust to photometrically difficult situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - ECCV 2006, 9th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2006 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 7 May 200613 May 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3953 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2006


  • CW-complex
  • Dense stereo
  • Directed graphs
  • Global optimization
  • Graph cuts
  • Image-based modeling
  • Multiview reconstruction
  • Visibility


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