Publication Details

Liu, S., Li, W., Ogunbona, P. & Chow, Y. (2015). Creating Simplified 3D Models with High Quality Textures. 2015 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2015 (pp. 264-271). United States of America: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc..


This paper presents an extension to the KinectFusion algorithm which allows creating simplified 3D models with high quality RGB textures. This is achieved through (i) creating model textures using images from an HD RGB camera that is calibrated with Kinect depth camera, (ii) using a modified scheme to update model textures in an asymmetrical colour volume that contains a higher number of voxels than that of the geometry volume, (iii) simplifying dense polygon mesh model using quadric-based mesh decimation algorithm, and (iv) creating and mapping 2D textures to every polygon in the output 3D model. The proposed method is implemented in real-Time by means of GPU parallel processing. Visualization via ray casting of both geometry and colour volumes provides users with a real-Time feedback of the currently scanned 3D model. Experimental results show that the proposed method is capable of keeping the model texture quality even for a heavily decimated model and that, when reconstructing small objects, photorealistic RGB textures can still be reconstructed.



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