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A Jain Temple in Ranakpur

These images were taken during a tourist trip after ICCV'98 in India. A sequence of images was taken of a highly decorated part of one of the smaller Jain temples at Ranakpur, India. These images were taken with a standard Nikon F50 photo camera and then scanned. All the images which were used for the reconstruction can be seen in Figure 9.1.

Figure 9.1: Photographs which were used to generate a 3D model of a detail of a Jain temple of Ranakpur.
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Figure 9.2 shows the reconstructed interest points together with the estimated pose and calibration of the camera for the different viewpoints. Note that only 5 images were used and that the global change in viewpoint between these different images is relatively small.
Figure 9.2: Reconstruction of interest points and cameras. The system could automatically reconstruct a realistic 3D model of this complex scene without any additional information.
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In Figure 9.3 a global view of the reconstruction is given. In the lower part of the image the texture has been left out so that the recovered geometry is visible. Note the recovered shape of the statues and details of the temple wall.
Figure 9.3: Reconstruction of a part of a Jain temple in Ranakpur (India). Both textured (top) and shaded (bottom) views are given to give an impression of the visual quality and the details of the recovered shape.
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In Figure 9.4 two detail views from very different angles are given. The visual quality of these images is still very high. This shows that the recovered models allow to extrapolate viewpoints to some extent.
Figure 9.4: Two detail views of the reconstructed model.
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Since it is difficult to give an impression of 3D shape through images we have put three views of the same part -but slightly rotated each time- in Figure 9.5.
Figure 9.5: Three rotated views of a detail of the reconstructed model.
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This reconstruction shows that the proposed approach is able to recover realistic 3D models of complex shapes. To achieve this no calibration nor prior knowledge about the scene was required.
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Marc Pollefeys 2002-11-22