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Dense Scene Reconstruction from Spherical Light Fileds

Christiano Couto Gava; Didier Stricker; Soichiro Yokota
In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP-2018), Imaging beyond imagination, located at ICIP2018, October 7-10, Athens, Greece, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2018.


Spherical images are suitable for reconstruction of large, outdoor scenes. We present a method for dense 3D reconstruction based on spherical light fields (SLFs). In contrast to light fields generated from perspective cameras, SLFs are intrinsically distorted. Our approach is the first to exploit the internal structure of SLFs while properly handling distortion. Additionally, we adopt a variational formulation and our algorithm produces high quality, locally smooth reconstructions.