Learning Efficient Photometric Feature Transform for Multi-view Stereo

Kaizhang Kang, Cihui Xie, Ruisheng Zhu, Xiaohe Ma, Ping Tan, Hongzhi Wu and Kun Zhou

ICCV 2021.


We present a novel framework to learn to convert the per-pixel photometric information at each view into spatially distinctive and view-invariant low-level features, which can be plugged into existing multi-view stereo pipeline for enhanced 3D reconstruction. Both the illumination conditions during acquisition and the subsequent per-pixel feature transform can be jointly optimized in a differentiable fashion. Our framework automatically adapts to and makes efficient use of the geometric information available in different forms of input data. High-quality 3D reconstructions of a variety of challenging objects are demonstrated on the data captured with an illumination multiplexing device, as well as a point light. Our results compare favorably with state-of-the-art techniques.


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