Building three-dimensional CAD/CAM models from image sequences

W. Brent Seales, Olivier D. Faugeras

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We present the results from a working system designed to reconstruct a complete CAD/CAM surface model for objects that have both smooth and sharp surface boundaries. The input is a sequence of images of the object; the output is a 3D surface mesh that can be manipulated and rendered with standard CAD/CAM tools. It is now well-known that complete surface information (second order differential surface properties) can be recovered at edges generated by the extremal boundary of a 3D surface. In this paper we present new results in applying this theoretical framework to many views of a real object to build a complete 3D model. Our experiments place these multiple frames in a common coordinate system using known motion, if available, or by otherwise automatically computing object motion based on our classification of edges in the reconstruction process. Experimental results are shown for both real and synthetic data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE CAD-Based Vision Workshop
EditorsAvinash C. Kak, Katsushi Ikeuchi
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 2nd CAD-Based Vision Workshop - Champion, PA, USA
Duration: Feb 8 1994Feb 11 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE CAD-Based Vision Workshop


ConferenceProceedings of the 2nd CAD-Based Vision Workshop
CityChampion, PA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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