This paper presents a service that creates complete and realistic 3D models out of a set of photographs taken with a consumer camera. In contrast to other systems which produce sparse point clouds or individual depth maps, our system automatically generates textured and dense models that require little or no post-processing. Our reconstruction pipeline features automatic camera parameter retrieval from the web and intelligent view selection. This ARC3D system is available as a public, free-to-use web service ( Results are made available both as a full-resolution model and as a low-resolution for web browser viewing using WebGL.


Camera Model Sparse Reconstruction View Selection EXIF Data Texture Mesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Tingdahl
    • 1
  • Luc Van Gool
    • 1
  1. 1.K.U. Leuven, ESAT-PSIBelgium

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