Image-Based Spatio-Temporal Modeling and View Interpolation of Dynamic Events

Sundar Vedula, Simon Baker, and Takeo Kanade
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 24, No. 2, April, 2005, pp. 240 - 261.


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Abstract
We present an approach for modeling and rendering a dynamic, real-world event from an arbitrary viewpoint, and at any time, using images captured from multiple video cameras. The event is modeled as a non-rigidly varying dynamic scene, captured by many images from different viewpoints, at discrete times. First, the spatio-temporal geometric properties (shape and instantaneous motion) are computed. The view synthesis problem is then solved using a reverse mapping algorithm, ray-casting across space and time, to compute a novel image from any viewpoint in the 4D space of position and time. Results are shown on real-world events captured in the CMU 3D Room, by creating synthetic renderings of the event from novel, arbitrary positions in space and time. Multiple such re-created renderings can be put together to create re-timed fly-by movies of the event, with the resulting visual experience richer than that of a regular video clip, or switching between images from multiple cameras.

Keywords
Image-based modeling and rendering, dynamicscenes, spatio-temporal view interpolation, non-rigid motion, voxelmodels, space carving, scene flow.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Vision for Virtual Environments and Virtualized RealityTM
Associated Project(s): Spatio-Temporal View Interpolation and Scene Flow
Number of pages: 32

Text Reference
Sundar Vedula, Simon Baker, and Takeo Kanade, "Image-Based Spatio-Temporal Modeling and View Interpolation of Dynamic Events," ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 24, No. 2, April, 2005, pp. 240 - 261.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Vedula_2005_4877,
   author = "Sundar Vedula and Simon Baker and Takeo Kanade",
   title = "Image-Based Spatio-Temporal Modeling and View Interpolation of Dynamic Events",
   journal = "ACM Transactions on Graphics",
   pages = "240 - 261",
   month = "April",
   year = "2005",
   volume = "24",
   number = "2",
}