Survey of image-based rendering techniques

Sing B. Kang, Sabry F. El-Hakim, Armin Gruen
1998 Videometrics VI  
In this paper, we survey the techniques for image-based rendering. Unlike traditional 3D computer graphics in which 3D geometry of the scene is known, image-based rendering techniques render novel views directly from input images. Previous image-based rendering techniques can be classified into three categories according to how much geometric information is used: rendering without geometry, rendering with implicit geometry (i.e., correspondence), and rendering with explicit geometry (either
more » ... approximate or accurate geometry). We discuss the characteristics of these categories and their representative methods. The continuum between images and geometry used in image-based rendering techniques suggests that image-based rendering with traditional 3D graphics can be united in a joint image and geometry space.
doi:10.1117/12.333774 fatcat:gkwroprrznegbktrbipwun76iy