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Combination Photometric Stereo Using Compactness of Albedo and Surface Normal in the Presence of Shadows and Specular Reflection

  • Naoto IenagaEmail author
  • Hideo Saito
  • Kouichi Tezuka
  • Yasumasa Iwamura
  • Masayoshi Shimizu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9256)

Abstract

We present a novel combination photometric stereo which can estimate surface normals precisely even for images including shadows and specular reflection. We can use photometric stereo if there are more than three input images. Therefore we can employ photometric stereo with \(_n C_3\) combinations for n input images. We make 3D distribution of albedos and surface normals estimated from pixel intensities of \(_n C_3\) pixel combinations. In the distribution, we define a novel value “compactness” to distinguish pixels which are included in neither shadows nor specular reflection from pixels which are included in shadows or specular reflection. Through experimental results, we demonstrate that the proposed method can estimate surface normals in the presence of shadows and specular reflection. Moreover the proposed method is superior to previous works in better accuracy.

Keywords

Photometric stereo Shadow Specular reflection 3D shape reconstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoto Ienaga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hideo Saito
    • 1
  • Kouichi Tezuka
    • 2
  • Yasumasa Iwamura
    • 2
  • Masayoshi Shimizu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer ScienceKeio UniversityKohoku-ku Yokohama-shiJapan
  2. 2.Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.Nakahara-ku Kawasaki-shiJapan

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