Charles Ruizhongtai Qi

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Object viewpoint estimation from 2D images is an essential task in computer vision. However, two issues hinder its progress: scarcity of training data with viewpoint annotations, and a lack of powerful features. Inspired by the growing availability of 3D models, we propose a framework to address both issues by combining render-based image synthesis and CNNs(More)
3D shape models are becoming widely available and easier to capture, making available 3D information crucial for progress in object classification. Current state-of-the-art methods rely on CNNs to address this problem. Recently, we witness two types of CNNs being developed: CNNs based upon volumetric representations versus CNNs based upon multi-view(More)
Both 3D models and 2D images contain a wealth of information about everyday objects in our environment. However, it is difficult to semantically link together these two media forms, even when they feature identical or very similar objects. We propose a <i>joint</i> embedding space populated by both 3D shapes and 2D images of objects, where the distances(More)
Building discriminative representations for 3D data has been an important task in computer graphics and computer vision research. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have shown to operate on 2D images with great success for a variety of tasks. Lifting convolution operators to 3D (3DCNNs) seems like a plausible and promising next step. Unfortunately, the(More)
Our method completes a partial 3D scan using a 3D Encoder-Predictor network that leverages semantic features from a 3D classification network. The predictions are correlated with a shape database, which we use in a multi-resolution 3D shape synthesis step. We obtain completed high-resolution meshes that are inferred from partial, low-resolution input scans.(More)
Point cloud is an important type of geometric data structure. Due to its irregular format, most researchers transform such data to regular 3D voxel grids or collections of images. This, however, renders data unnecessarily voluminous and causes issues. In this paper, we design a novel type of neural network that directly consumes point clouds and well(More)
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