Reconstruction of complete 3D models by voxel integration

Takaki Nanya, Hiroki Yoshihara, Takashi Maekawa

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A method for reconstructing a complete three-dimensional (3D) voxel model from multiple images captured during two circular motions of an object is proposed. The two circular motions include the object with a regular orientation and the corresponding reversed orientation. The shape-from-silhouette method, which constructs a voxelbased 3D model from the silhouettes of two-dimensional (2D) images, is used for the reconstruction. In general, a single camera focused on an object's circular motion cannot capture the entire object using a single fixed orientation. Thus, it is required to invert the orientation of the object at least once to capture the entire object. In this paper, a novel method for integrating two incomplete reconstructed voxel models to produce a single complete voxel model is discussed. Complex examples are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-376
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems and Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • ICP
  • Reconstruction
  • Shape from Silhouette
  • Spin-Image
  • Voxel Integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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