In this work, we develop a depth-guided photometric 3D reconstruction method that works solely with a depth camera like the Kinect. Our method uses the in-built IR camera in such devices to obtain high quality normal estimates using photometric stereo and then from a depth-guided 3-D reconstruction of the object obtainable in each view, uses an effective multiview technique to reconstruct the full 3-D model of the object.
Figure 2 below shows the raw mesh obtained from a single depth map of Ganesh figurine from the Kinect. Figure 3 shows a single view reconstruction using 5 IR images and a depth map from a single view. Figure 4 shows the 3-view reconstruction using our method.
Figure 5 below shows the full reconstruction using the raw Kinect depth maps of Buddha figurine. Figure 6 shows views of full reconstruction of the same using our method.
Figure 7 below shows the fine details recovered using our method from novel views.
- High Quality Photometric Reconstruction from a Depth Camera , In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014. [bibtex] [pdf] [poster]