Non-rigid range-scan alignment using thin-plate splines

Benedict J. Brown, Szymon Rusinkiewicz

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Abstract

We present a non-rigid alignment algorithm for aligning high-resolution range data in the presence of low-frequency deformations, such as those caused by scanner calibration error. Traditional iterative closest points (ICP) algorithms, which rely on rigid-body alignment, fail in these cases because the error appears as a non-rigid warp in the data. Our algorithm combines the robustness and efficiency of ICP with the expressiveness of thin-plate splines to align high-resolution scanned data accurately, such as scans from the Digital Michelangelo Project. This application is distinguished from previous uses of the thin-plate spline by the fact that the resolution and size of warping are several orders of magnitude smaller than the extent of the mesh, thus requiring especially precise feature correspondence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2004
EditorsY. Aloimonos, G. Taubin
Pages759-765
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings - 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission. 3DPVT 2004 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Sep 6 2004Sep 9 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission. 3DPVT 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission. 3DPVT 2004
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period9/6/049/9/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Brown, B. J., & Rusinkiewicz, S. (2004). Non-rigid range-scan alignment using thin-plate splines. In Y. Aloimonos, & G. Taubin (Eds.), Proceedings - 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2004 (pp. 759-765). (Proceedings - 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission. 3DPVT 2004). https://doi.org/10.1109/TDPVT.2004.1335392