Uncalibrated Photometric Stereo Using Superquadrics with Cast Shadow

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Formulated as an inverse problem of computer graphics, inverse rendering (or photometric stereo) can estimate parameters, such as the shapes and configurations of objects and light sources in the scene, from a set of images. Such results can be useful for applications including recognition, inspection, and/or VR. In the present paper, we extend previous studies in such a way as to incorporate more complex image formation models, specifically superquadrics with cast shadows, that are implemented on a standard graphics API and verify the framework on synthetic and real-world data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Computer Vision - 27th International Workshop, IW-FCV 2021, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHieyong Jeong, Kazuhiko Sumi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030816377
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event27th International Workshop on Frontiers of Computer Vision, IW-FCV 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Feb 22 2021Feb 23 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference27th International Workshop on Frontiers of Computer Vision, IW-FCV 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Cast shadow
  • Computer graphics
  • Cubic equation
  • Inverse rendering
  • Levenberg-Marquardt method
  • Superquadrics
  • Uncalibrated photometric stereo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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