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We introduce the SCAPE method (Shape Completion and Animation for PEople)---a data-driven method for building a human shape model that spans variation in both subject shape and pose. The method is based on a representation that incorporates both articulated and non-rigid deformations. We learn a <i>pose deformation model</i> that derives the non-rigid(More)
We present a new post-processing step to enhance the resolution of range images. Using one or two registered and potentially high-resolution color images as reference, we iteratively refine the input low-resolution range image, in terms of both its spatial resolution and depth precision. Evaluation using the Middlebury benchmark shows across-the-board(More)
We describe a hardware and software system for digitizing the shape and color of large fragile objects under non-laboratory conditions. Our system employs laser triangulation rangefinders, laser time-of-flight rangefinders, digital still cameras, and a suite of software for acquiring, aligning, merging, and viewing scanned data. As a demonstration of this(More)
Range scanning, manual 3D editing, and other modeling approaches can provide information about the geometry of surfaces in the form of either 3D positions (e.g., triangle meshes or range images) or orientations (normal maps or bump maps). We present an algorithm that combines these two kinds of estimates to produce a new surface that approximates both. Our(More)
Image mosaics are useful for a variety of tasks in vision and computer graphics. A particularly convenient way to generate mosaics is by 'stitching' together many ordinary photographs. Existing algorithms focus on capturing static scenes. This paper presents a complete system for creating visually pleasing mosaics in the presence of moving objects. There(More)
In a digital library system, documents are available in digital form and therefore are more easily copied and their copyrights are more easily violated. This is a very serious problem, as it discourages owners of valuable information from sharing it with authorized users. There are two main philosophies for addressing this problem: prevention and detection.(More)
We address the problem of building watertight 3D models from surfaces that contain holes—for example, sets of range scans that observe most but not all of a surface. We specifically address situations in which the holes are too geometrically and topologically complex to fill using triangulation algorithms. Our solution begins by constructing a signed(More)
We present an unsupervised algorithm for registering 3D surface scans of an object undergoing significant deformations. Our algorithm does not use markers, nor does it assume prior knowledge about object shape, the dynamics of its deformation, or scan alignment. The algorithm registers two meshes by optimizing a joint probabilistic model over all(More)
Depth from triangulation has traditionally been investigated in a number of independent threads of research, with methods such as stereo, laser scanning, and coded structured light considered separately. We propose a common framework called spacetime stereo that unifies and generalizes many of these previous methods. To show the practical utility of the(More)
This paper introduces a method to calibrate a wide area system of unsynchronized cameras with respect to a single global coordinate system. The method is simple and does not require the physical construction of a large calibration object. The user need only wave an identifiable point in front of all cameras. The method generates a rough estimate of camera(More)