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Conclusions and Future Directions

We have built a system that adequately measures environments. We can acquire precise, high-resolution range images consisting of 20-40 samples per degree. With these, we will be able to correspond range data to each pixel in color images of the same environment, allowing us to perform image-based rendering in these environments.

Several sources of error exist, but adequate methods of compensation have been developed. The result is that the range data thus far meets all of our expectations.

We are currently working on semi-automatic registration of range data taken from multiple locations in the same environment. The registered data sets will allow us to fill in shadows, providing a more complete set of data for an environment to support image-based rendering.

Lars S. Nyland