ACM SIGGRAPH Talks : 2011

High-resolution relightable buildings from photographs

Francho Melendez, Mashhuda Glencross, Gregory J Ward, Roger J Hubbold

The University of Manchester, Loughborough University, Dolby Canada

Comparison between our captured model and a photograph. (Left) Photograph, (Right) Synthetic Rendering.


We present a quasi-automatic image-based building reconstruction system that recovers fully relightable models by approximating both albedo and sufficient textured surface detail to reproduce complex self-shadowing effects. Albedo and surface geometric detail are recovered though an exemplar-based transfer approach. We focus on a simple data capture, inexpensive equipment and automatic processes. This system provides perceptually high-quality models approximating well the visual appearance of the relit building.




@inproceedings{Melendez:2011:HRB:2037826.2037877, author = {Melendez, Francho and Glencross, Mashhuda and Ward, Gregory J. and Hubbold, Roger J.}, title = {High-resolution Relightable Buildings from Photographs}, booktitle = {ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Talks}, series = {SIGGRAPH '11}, year = {2011}, publisher = {ACM}, }