Improving PMVS Algorithm for 3D Scene Reconstruction from Sparse Stereo Pairs [chapter]

Bo Li, Y. V. Venkatesh, Ashraf Kassim, Yijuan Lu
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
3D scene reconstruction resulting from a limited number of stereo pairs captured by a 3D camera is a nontrivial and challenging task even for current state-of-the-art multi-view stereo (MVS) reconstruction algorithms. It also has many application potentials in related techniques, such as robotics, virtual reality, video games, and 3D animation. In this paper, we analyze the performance of the PMVS (Patch-based Multi-View Stereo software) for scene reconstruction from stereo pairs of scenes
more » ... red by a simple 3D camera. We demonstrate that when applied to a limited number of stereo pairs, PMVS is inadequate for 3D scene reconstruction and discuss new strategies to overcome these limitations to improve 3D reconstruction. The proposed Canny edge feature-based PMVS algorithm is shown to produce better reconstruction results. We also discuss further enhancements using dense feature matching and disparity map-based stereo reconstruction.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03731-8_21 fatcat:cvac4zfpzfao3j7wh4vphpxewy