Templateless Quasi-rigid Shape Modeling with Implicit Loop-Closure

Ming Zeng, Jiaxiang Zheng, Xuan Cheng, Xinguo Liu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 145-152


This paper presents a method for quasi-rigid objects modeling from a sequence of depth scans captured at different time instances. As quasi-rigid objects, such as human bodies, usually have shape motions during the capture procedure, it is difficult to reconstruct their geometries. We represent the shape motion by a deformation graph, and propose a model-to-part method to gradually integrate sampled points of depth scans into the deformation graph. Under an as-rigid-as-possible assumption, the model-to-part method can adjust the deformation graph non-rigidly, so as to avoid error accumulation in alignment, which also implicitly achieves loop-closure. To handle the drift and topological error for the deformation graph, two algorithms are introduced. First, we use a two-stage registration to largely keep the rigid motion part. Second, in the step of graph integration, we topology-adaptively integrate new parts and dynamically control the regularization effect of the deformation graph. We demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of our method by several depth sequences of quasi-rigid objects, and an application in human shape modeling.

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author = {Zeng, Ming and Zheng, Jiaxiang and Cheng, Xuan and Liu, Xinguo},
title = {Templateless Quasi-rigid Shape Modeling with Implicit Loop-Closure},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}