Patent Number: 6,396,491

Title: Method and apparatus for reproducing a shape and a pattern in athree-dimensional scene

Abstract: A method and apparatus for reproducing a shape and a pattern in athree-dimensional scene with good precision, based on a plurality ofimages, by realizing processing that considers a three-dimensional modelfrom the beginning of the processing. A plurality of images are captured,a plurality of frames to which processing is applied are selected from thecaptured images, correspondence between a plurality of images areextracted, a three-dimensional model to be a base is input, athree-dimensional model that defines geometric properties in a targetobject in the images is selected, correspondence between the images andthe three-dimensional model is specified, the three-dimensional model isdeformed while satisfying both the correspondence between the images andthe correspondence between the images and the three-dimensional model, apattern image to be attached to a surface is generated based on a shape ofthe three-dimensional model and the correspondence between thethree-dimensional model and the images, and the final three-dimensionalmodel is output.

Inventors: Watanabe; Masaki (Kawasaki, JP), Shiitani; Shuichi (Kawasaki, JP), Oota; Masaaki (Kanazawa, JP), Endo; Susumu (Kawasaki, JP), Harada; Hiroaki (Kawasaki, JP)

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International Classification: G06T 17/00 (20060101); G06T 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/28/2014