UNC Image-Based Rendering

The WarpEngine

Traditionally the quality of the warped images degrades quickly as the camera moves away from the location from which the reference images were taken. We developed the forward-rasterization algorithm that produces high-quality warped images and is suitable for hardware implementation. We devised a hardware architecture, called the WarpEngine, which promises high-resolution output at interactive rates.

Here are a few warped images created with some of the techniques we are considering casting in silicon.


EuroTown by night
The three views of the Kamov helicopter were created using only 9 reference images (also shown).

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