Video Modeling: A New Paradigm for Reproducing Complex Engineering Artifacts on Computer

This paper will introduce a novel approach for automatically creating accurate computer models of existing, physical artifacts. Based on the projected silhouettes of the object, when viewed from different viewpoints, the algorithm efficiently combines the digital information into an incrementally refined three-dimensional representation. The algorithm was designed with two requirements in mind: (1) accuracy—the resulting computer model should retain the overall properties of the real object and also preserve fine details; and (2) progressive refinement—a relatively coarse model should be rapidly generated and finer detail progressively reconstructed as more images are available. The paper demonstrates the algorithm by comparing an original artifact and resulting computer model.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 135-141
  • Monograph Title: Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01055692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0872629791
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2007 10:00AM