Direct bundle estimation for recovery of shape, reflectance property and light position

Tsuyoshi Migita, Shinsuke Ogino, Takeshi Shakunaga

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Given a set of images captured with a fixed camera while a point light source moves around an object, we can estimate the shape, reflectance property and texture of the object, as well as the positions of the light source. Our formulation is a large-scale nonlinear optimization that allows us to adjust the parameters so that the images synthesized from all of the parameters optimally fit the input images. This type of optimization, which is a variation of the bundle adjustment for structure and motion reconstruction, is often employed to refine a carefully constructed initial estimation. However, the initialization task often requires a great deal of labor, several special devices, or both. In the present paper, we describe (i) an easy method of initialization that does not require any special devices or a precise calibration and (ii) an efficient algorithm for the optimization. The efficiency of the optimization method enables us to use a simple initialization. For a set of synthesized images, the proposed method decreases the residual to zero. In addition, we show that various real objects, including toy models and human faces, can be successfully recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - ECCV 2008 - 10th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)3540886893, 9783540886891
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2008 - Marseille, France
Duration: Oct 12 2008Oct 18 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume5304 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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