15-869 Project

Revision 3, 1 Nov. 1999

The goal of the project is to give you practice at doing research and development in the topic of the course, image-based modeling and rendering.

  1. do literature search on related previous work,
  2. implement and test,
  3. give a presentation in class, and
  4. write up a description of your work, 8-12 pages in length, and create a web page that summarizes your approach and showcases your results.  The paper should in the form of a conference paper, like the ones we have covered in class.  Be sure to compare your results to previous work and include references to at least three related papers.

The "implement and test" of phase (2) above could be application of existing algorithms to a new problem; a variation on an existing algorithm; or design, implementation, and testing of a new algorithm.


Project Topic Ideas

The following are some possible project topics. The list is not exclusive! You can also modify an idea listed here, or propose something totally new. We've listed references that I know of, but the list is incomplete, so you should plan on doing your own literature search via web, journals, conference proceedings, and books.


Thaddeus Beier and Shawn Neely, Feature-based Image Metamorphosis, Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH '92 Proceedings), 26 (2), July 1992, pp. 35-42
Pat Hanrahan and Paul Haeberli, Direct WYSIWYG painting and texturing on 3D shapes, SIGGRAPH '90, pp. 215-223.
Max, Nelson, and Keiichi Ohsaki, Rendering Trees from Precomputed Z-Buffer Views, 6th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering, June 1995.
S. Peleg and J. Herman, Panoramic Mosaicing with VideoBrush, DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, May 1997.
S. Peleg and M. Ben-Ezra, Stereo Panorama with a Single Camera. CVPR'99, pp. 395-401.
P. Prusinkiewicz, M. James, and R. Mech, Synthetic topiary, SIGGRAPH '94, pp. 351-358.
Schowengerdt, Techniques for Image Processing and Classification in Remote Sensing 1983, p. 101.
H.-Y. Shum and R. Szeliski, Panoramic image mosaicing. Technical Report MSR-TR-97-23, Microsoft Research, September 1997.
H.-Y. Shum and R. Szeliski. Construction and refinement of panoramic mosaics with global and local alignment. In Sixth International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'98), pages 953-958, Bombay, January 1998
R. Szeliski and H.-Y. Shum. Creating full view panoramic image mosaics and texture-mapped models. Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH'97), pages 251-258, August 1997. (be sure to see the video for this; Paul & Steve have copies)
Lance Williams, 3D Paint, Proceedings of the Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics Computer Graphics 24(2), 1990
George Wolberg, Digital Image Warping, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1990


Bibliographies and Online Paper Collections

15-869, Image-Based Modeling and Rendering
Steve Seitz and Paul Heckbert

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