Camillo J. Taylor, GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania - [home]
This paper presents a novel approach to image based rendering. The problem of constructing a new view based on a set of snapshots taken from known locations is formulated as a morphing task. Appropriate morphing functions are constructed by considering a set of feature points in the scene which correspond to intensity discontinuities in the original pictures. The locations of these features in the scene are recovered automatically from the image data by employing epipolar plane image analysis. One of the main advantages of the proposed method is that it correctly reproduces parallax in the most perceptually salient regions of the image, the areas corresponding to intensity edges. Results obtained by applying the proposed technique to actual image data sets are presented.
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