Chris Buehler

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We describe an image based rendering approach that generalizes many current image based rendering algorithms, including light field rendering and view-dependent texture mapping. In particular, it allows for lumigraph-style rendering from a set of input cameras in arbitrary configurations (i.e., not restricted to a plane or to any specific manifold). In the(More)
In this paper, we describe an efficient image-based approach to computing and shading visual hulls from silhouette image data. Our algorithm takes advantage of epipolar geometry and incremental computation to achieve a constant rendering cost per rendered pixel. It does not suffer from the computation complexity, limited resolution, or quantization(More)
We present the design and implementation of a real-time, distributed light field camera. Our system allows multiple viewers to navigate virtual cameras in a dynamically changing light field that is captured in real-time. Our light field camera consists of 64 commodity video cameras that are connected to off-the-shelf computers. We employ a distributed(More)
We present new algorithms for creating and rendering visual hulls in real-time. Unlike voxel or sampled approaches, we compute an exact polyhedral representation for the visual hull directly from the silhouettes. This representation has a number of advantages: 1) it is a view-independent representation, 2) it is well-suited to rendering with graphics(More)
We consider the problem of video stabilization: removing unwanted image perturbations due to unstable camera motions. We approach this problem from an image-based rendering (IBR) standpoint. Given an unstabilized video sequence, the task is to synthesize a new sequence as seen from a stabilized camera trajectory. This task is relatively straightforward if(More)
In this paper, we present efficient algorithms for creating and rendering image-based visual hulls. These algorithms are motivated by our desire to render real-time views of dynamic, real-world scenes. We first describe the visual hull, an abstract geometric entity useful for describing the volumes of objects as determined by their silhouettes. We then(More)
In this paper we describe an efficient algorithm for computing the visual hull of an object. This problem is equivalent to computing the intersection of generalized cones. The naïve visual hull computation algorithm requires intersecting 3D polyhedra. We exploit the special structure of generalized cone polyhedra and show how to reduce this computation to a(More)