A fast 3D reconstruction system with a low-cost camera accessory

Zhang, Y. , Gibson, G. M., Hay, R., Bowman, R. W., Padgett, M. J. and Edgar, M. P. (2015) A fast 3D reconstruction system with a low-cost camera accessory. Scientific Reports, 5, 10909. (doi:10.1038/srep10909) (PMID:26057407) (PMCID:PMC4460880)

Zhang, Y. , Gibson, G. M., Hay, R., Bowman, R. W., Padgett, M. J. and Edgar, M. P. (2015) A fast 3D reconstruction system with a low-cost camera accessory. Scientific Reports, 5, 10909. (doi:10.1038/srep10909) (PMID:26057407) (PMCID:PMC4460880)

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Abstract

Photometric stereo is a three dimensional (3D) imaging technique that uses multiple 2D images, obtained from a fixed camera perspective, with different illumination directions. Compared to other 3D imaging methods such as geometry modeling and 3D-scanning, it comes with a number of advantages, such as having a simple and efficient reconstruction routine. In this work, we describe a low-cost accessory to a commercial digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera system allowing fast reconstruction of 3D objects using photometric stereo. The accessory consists of four white LED lights fixed to the lens of a commercial DSLR camera and a USB programmable controller board to sequentially control the illumination. 3D images are derived for different objects with varying geometric complexity and results are presented, showing a typical height error of <3 mm for a 50 mm sized object.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibson, Dr Graham and Padgett, Professor Miles and Zhang, Dr Yiwei and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Bowman, Mr Richard
Authors: Zhang, Y., Gibson, G. M., Hay, R., Bowman, R. W., Padgett, M. J., and Edgar, M. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Scientific Reports
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:2045-2322
ISSN (Online):2045-2322
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Scientific Reports 5:10909
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.168

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