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High Fidelity 3-D Images Created Using KinectFusion

A look at some of the kinds of images you can make with the 3-D scanner project that evolved from Microsoft’s Xbox controller.

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A virtual metallic sphere that both creates shade and reflects light realistically has been added to a 3-D scene using data from Kinect’s color camera.

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KinectFusion generated this 3-D model of research team member David Kim of Newcastle University. The surface was rendered using a technique called Phong shading.

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Images moving in the foreground can be segmented and reconstructed separately from their backgrounds.

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This image was generated after geometrically realistic surfaces were calculated from raw point cloud data.

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The original scene, shown at bottom left, was texture-mapped in 3-D to produce the image at top left. The lighting was then adjusted to produce the image at right. The Kinect packaging is seen in the image.

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