“3D Photography” by Curless, Seitz, Bouguet, Debevec and Levoy

  • ©Brian Curless, Steven Seitz, Jean-Yves Bouguet, and Marc Levoy



Entry Number: 28


    3D Photography

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    3D photography is an emerging technology for capturing richly textured 3D models of real objects and scenes. While optical cameras measure visible light radiated from a scene, 3D photography systems measure scene geometry and color. Combining these two technologies has the potential to change the face of computer graphics by providing an effective means of constructing graphical scenes of unparalleled detail and realism.

    This course presented the current state of the art in 3D photography and describes the principles behind a number of current techniques. Leading researchers in the field introduced the fundamental concepts, surveyed a variety of techniques, examined in detail a few successful approaches at the forefront of 3D photography, then reviewed optical methods, including stereo vision, photogrammetry, structured light, and laser range scanners. The course provides a forum for presenting a range of different techniques and discussing the relative merits and weaknesses of current approaches.  


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Contributed By:

    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

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