• Photo- and Video-Based Ranging and Modeling

      Wang, Yuan-Fang; University of California (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2014-10)
      In this paper, we present our research on photo- and video-based 3D ranging and modeling. We have constructed such a 3D ranging and modeling system, PhotoModel3D, that was made available for free, non-commercial use over the Web. The system has received over a hundred thousands Web visits and thousands of use in the past two years alone. Currently, we demo 900 3D models thus constructed using photos and videos contributed from anonymous users all over the world. Here, we describe the algorithms used in the 3D pipeline and present the results of a comparison study and an accuracy analysis of its performance.