Digital Representations of the Real World

Digital Representations of the Real World

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Create Genuine Visual Realism in Computer Graphics Digital Representations of the Real World: How to Capture, Model, and Render Visual Reality explains how to portray visual worlds with a high degree of realism using the latest video acquisition technology, computer graphics methods, and computer vision algorithms. It explores the integration of new capture modalities, reconstruction approaches, and visual perception into the computer graphics pipeline. Understand the Entire Pipeline from Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Modeling to Realistic Rendering and Applications The book covers sensors for capturing 3D scenes, including regular cameras, wide-angle omnidirectional cameras, active range scanners, and plenoptic (multi-viewpoint) cameras, as well as fundamental algorithms for processing the imagery, such as stereo correspondence and 3D structure and motion recovery. It describes 3D modeling techniques, from generic object models (such as 3D meshes) to more domain-specific models (such as human shape and motion models). The book also discusses how techniques, including image- and video-based rendering, meet speed and realism requirements. Overcome Challenges in Your Own Research Experiments This book is both an accessible introduction to the emerging research of real-world visual computing and a practical guide that shows you how to start implementing frequently encountered methods.08] facial models now display photo-realistic likenesses to real faces. Such technology is now widely used in modern motion pictures, e.g., Spider Man 2 [ Fordham 04] being one recent high-profile use of the Light-Stage. ... The possibilities to model several fibers up to a complete hairstyle range from NURBS surfaces via thin shell volumes to strain-based ... Approximation algorithms for making the simulation of multiple scattering among hair fibers tractable have been proposed usinganbsp;...

Title:Digital Representations of the Real World
Author:Marcus A. Magnor, Oliver Grau, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Christian Theobalt
Publisher:CRC Press - 2015-05-07


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