Summary: Digital Inspection:
An Interactive Stage for Viewing Surface Details
Daniel G. Aliaga
Department of Computer Science at Purdue University
In a wide range of applications, we often wish to quickly inspect
and visualize historically significant and highly detailed objects.
For such scientific illustration applications, often the focus is on
high-frequency surface details and on conveying important shape
and feature information. In our work, we provide a complete
system to visualize objects on the spot. Our approach uses
photometric and geometric processing, combined with a set of
visualization methods tuned to the interactive inspection and
analysis of objects. Highly accurate models are acquired in about
30 seconds using an uncalibrated setup, obtaining both detailed
surface geometry and detailed surface normal information.
Subsequently, captured objects are visually tracked enabling
hand-held manipulation and visualization. In this paper, we
demonstrate our system using several real-world objects.
CR Categories: I.3 [Computer Graphics], I.3.3 [Picture/Image