Interactive 3D model acquisition and registration

Yushuang Liu, W. Heidrich

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The acquisition of geometric information from real-world objects has become a major way of modeling complex scenes and environments. Unfortunately, most optical methods for geometric model acquisition require the combination of partial information from different view points in order to obtain a single, coherent model. This, in turn, requires the registration of partial models into a common coordinate frame, a process that is usually done offline. As a consequence, holes due to undersampling and missing information often cannot be detected until after the registration. In this paper we introduce a fast, hardware-accelerated method for registering a new view to an existing partial geometric model in a volumetric representation. This method currently performs roughly one registration every second, and is therefore fast enough for on-the-fly evaluation by the user. Given more time, the same method is also capable of producing full geometric models at very high quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2003
EditorsReinhard Klein, Jon Rokne, Wenping Wang
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769520286
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2003 - Canmore, Canada
Duration: Oct 8 2003Oct 10 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications
ISSN (Print)1550-4085


Other11th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2003

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2003 IEEE.


  • Automatic control
  • Geometrical optics
  • Handheld computers
  • Layout
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical sensors
  • Optical sensors
  • Performance evaluation
  • Position measurement
  • Solid modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Modeling and Simulation


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