Modeling from Reality / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 99%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $55.87   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   


This book summarizes the results of the editors' modeling-from-reality (MFR) project, which took place over the last decade. The goal of this project was to develop techniques for modeling real objects and/or environments into geometric and photometric models through computer vision techniques. By developing such techniques, time- consuming modeling process, currently undertaken by human programmers, can be (semi-) automatically performed, and, as a result, one can drastically shorten the developing time of such virtual reality systems, reduce their developing cost, and widen their application areas.
The project was conducted while the authors were at the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo.
Modeling from Reality is suitable for a secondary text in a graduate-level course, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Figures. Preface. Introduction; K. Ikeuchi. Part I: Geometric Modeling. 1. Principal Component Analysis with Missing Data and Its Application to Polyhedral Object Modeling; H. Shum, K. Ikeuchi, R. Reddy. 1. Introduction. 2. Principal Component Analysis with Missing Data. 3. Merging Multiple Views. 4. Surface Patch Tracking. 5. Spatial Connectivity. 6. Experiments. 7. Concluding Remarks.2. Building 3-D Models from Unregistered Range Images; K. Higuchi, M. Hebert, K. Ikeuchi 1. Introduction. 2. Spherical Attribute Images. 3. Registering Multiple Views. 4. Building a Complete Model. 5. Conclusion. 3. Consensus Surfaces for Modeling 3DObjects from Multiple Range Images; M.D. Wheeler, Y. Sato, K. Ikeuchi. 1. Introduction. 2. Approach. 3. Data Merging. 4. Experimental Results. 5. Conclusion. Part II: Photometric Modeling. 4. Object Shape and Reflectance Modeling from Observation; Y. Sato, M.D. Wheeler, K. Ikeuchi. 1. Introduction. 2. Image Acquisition System. 3. Surface Shape Modeling. 4. Surface Reflectance Modeling. 5. Image Synthesis. 6. Conclusion. 5. Eigen-Texture Method : Appearance Compression based on 3D Model; K. Nishino, Y. Sato, K. Ikeuchi.1. Introduction.2. Eigen-Texture Method.3. Implementation. 4. Integrating into real scene. 5. Conclusions. Part III: Environmental Modeling. 6. Acquiring a Radiance Distribution to Superimpose Virtual Objects onto a Real Scene; I. Sato, Y. Sato, K. Ikeuchi. 1. Introduction. 2. Consistency of Geometry. 3. Consistency of Illumination. 4. Superimposing Virtual Objects onto a Real Scene. 5. Experimental Results. 6. Conclusions. 7. Illumination Distribution from Shadows; I. Sato, Y. Sato, K. Ikeuchi. 1. Introduction. 2. Formula for RelatingIllumination Radiance with Image Irradiance. 3. Estimation of Illumination Distribution Using Image Irradiance. 4. Experimental Results. 5. Conclusions. Part IV: Epilogue: MFR to Digitized Great Buddha. 8. The Great Buddha Project: Modeling Cultural Heritage through Observation; D. Miyazaki, T. Oishi, T. Nishikawa, R. Sagawa, K. Nishino, T. Tomomatsu, Y. Takase, K. Ikeuchi. 1. Introduction. 2. Modeling from Reality. 3. Modeling the Great Buddha of Kamakura. References. Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)