Date of Original Version

1990

Type

Technical Report

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Abstract: "All shape-from-intensity methods assume that points in a scene are only illuminated by sources of light. Most scenes consist ofconcave surfaces and/or concavities that result from multiple objects in the scene. In such cases, points in the scene reflect light between themselves. In the presence of these interreflections, shape-from-intensity methods produce erroneous (pseudo) estimates of shape and reflectance. The pseudo shape and reflectance estimates, however, are shown to carry information about the actual shape and reflectance of the surface. An iterative algorithm is presented that simultaneously recovers the actual shape and the actual reflectance from the pseudo estimates.The recovery algorithm works on Labertian surfaces of arbitrary shape with possibly varying and unknown reflectance. The general behavior of the algorithm and its convergence properties are discussed. Both simulation as well as experimental results are included to demonstrate the accuracy and stability of the algorithm."

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