Self-supervised Neural Articulated Shape and Appearance Models

Fangyin Wei, Rohan Chabra, Lingni Ma, Christoph Lassner, Michael Zollhoefer, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Chris Sweeney, Richard Newcombe, Mira Slavcheva

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Abstract

Learning geometry, motion, and appearance priors of object classes is important for the solution of a large variety of computer vision problems. While the majority of approaches has focused on static objects, dynamic objects, especially with controllable articulation, are less explored. We propose a novel approach for learning a representation of the geometry, appearance, and motion of a class of articulated objects given only a set of color images as input. In a self-supervised manner, our novel representation learns shape, appearance, and articulation codes that enable independent control of these semantic dimensions. Our model is trained end-to-end without requiring any articulation annotations. Experiments show that our approach performs well for different joint types, such as revolute and prismatic joints, as well as different combinations of these joints. Compared to state of the art that uses direct 3D supervision and does not output appearance, we recover more faithful geometry and appearance from 2D observations only. In addition, our representation enables a large variety of applications, such as few-shot reconstruction, the generation of novel articulations, and novel view-synthesis. Project page: https://weify627.github.io/nasam/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages15795-15805
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781665469463
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2022Jun 24 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume2022-June
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/19/226/24/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Keywords

  • 3D from multi-view and sensors
  • Image and video synthesis and generation

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