“High-resolution relightable buildings from photographs” by Melendez, Glencross, Ward and Hubbold

  • ©Francho Melendez, Mashhuda Glencross, Gregory J. Ward, and Roger J. Hubbold




    High-resolution relightable buildings from photographs



    We present a quasi-automatic image-based building reconstruction system that recovers fully relightable models by approximating both albedo and sufficient textured surface detail to reproduce complex self-shadowing effects. Albedo and surface geometric detail are recovered though an exemplar-based transfer approach. We focus on a simple data capture, inexpensive equipment and automatic processes. This system provides perceptually high-quality models approximating well the visual appearance of the relit building.


    1. Glencross, M., Ward, G. J., Jay, C., Liu, J., Melendez, F., and Hubbold, R. 2008. A perceptually validated model for surface depth hallucination. ACM SIGGRAPH 27, 3, 59:1–59:8.
    2. Melendez, F., Glencross, M., Ward, G. J., and Hubbold, R. J. 2011. Relightable Buildings from Images. EG 2011 – Areas Papers, 33–40.

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