Machine Vision and Applications

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 148–156

A multiview 3D modeling system based on stereo vision techniques


DOI: 10.1007/s00138-004-0165-2

Cite this article as:
Park, SY. & Subbarao, M. Machine Vision and Applications (2005) 16: 148. doi:10.1007/s00138-004-0165-2


This paper introduces a stereo vision system to automatically generate 3D models of real objects. 3D model generation is based on the merging of multiview range images obtained from a digital stereo camera. Stereo images obtained from the camera are rectified, and a correlation-based stereo matching technique reconstructs range images from them. A turntable stage is also employed to obtain multiple range images of the objects. To register range images into a common coordinate system automatically, we introduce and calibrate a turntable coordinate system with respect to the camera coordinate system. After the registration of multiview range images, a 3D model is reconstructed using a volumetric integration technique. Error analysis on turntable calibration and 3D model reconstruction shows the accuracy of our 3D modeling system.


Stereo vision Multiview 3D modeling Turntable calibration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Engineering DepartmentKyungpook National UniversityDaeguKorea
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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