3D Photography: Class Description

This lecture/laboratory course is aimed at teaching students how to use computer vision and graphics techniques to ``scan'' a complete 3D object and create a 3D representation of it suitable for manipulation, processing, and transmission over the web.

Students will work both in an imaging laboratory and a graphics laboratory. In the imaging laboratory students will use cameras and computer-controlled projectors to construct an imaging system that will allow them to 3D scan a number of objects. In the graphics laboratory the students will write applications for graphics workstations in Matlab, C/C++, and OpenInventor for reconstructing, rendering, and compressing the objects. At the end of the class students will learn how to put their objects on the web.