SIGGRAPH 2010 By Focus
SmartBoxes for Interactive Urban Reconstruction
An interactive tool for reconstructing architectural models from 3D point clouds of urban scenes. The box primitives are smart in the sense that their locations, sizes, and interval are automatically adjusted on the fly to fit to the data while respecting contextual relations with nearby similar blocks.
Non-Local Scan Consolidation for 3D Urban Scenes
Buildings often exhibit large-scale repetitions and self-similarities. The key observation in this paper is that the same geometry, scanned over multiple recurring instances, allows application of a simple and effective non-local filtering. The geometry multiplicity is fused together and projected into a base-geometry defined by clustering corresponding surfaces.
Ambient Point Clouds for View Interpolation
View-interpolation algorithms often produce visual artifacts in regions where the 3D scene geometry is erroneous, uncertain, or incomplete. This paper introduces ambient point clouds constructed from uncertain colored-depth pixels, which help reduce these artifacts while providing non-photorealistic background coloring and enhancing the sense of 3D motion.
Street Slide: Browsing Street-Level Imagery
Street Slide is a novel browsing interface for street-level imagery that combines the best aspects of the immersive nature of bubbles with the overview provided by multi-perspective strip panoramas.