Thursday, 14 August 2014

3D Maniplulation

I'm still often impressed with the power of PhotoShop but this new process from Carnegie Mellon University is even more impressive. As they explain...
We present an approach that allows users to perform 3D manipulations, such as rotations, translations, scaling, deformation, and 3D copy-paste, to objects in photographs. Our approach seamlessly reveals hidden parts of objects in photographs, and produces plausible shadows and shading. To reveal hidden parts, we use publicly available 3D models to complete missing geometry and appearance. As input, the user provides a photograph, together with a 3D model obtained using a word search on a public repository, and an object-free background filled in using in-painting techniques. Using our approach, users can create artistic compositions, manipulate vintage photographs, and even create animations.


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