Reconstruction for 3D Immersive Virtual Worlds

Abstract:


The future of tele-conferencing is towardsmulti-party 3D Tele-Immersion (TI) and TI environments that can support realistic inter-personal communications and virtual interaction among participants. In this paper, we address two important issues, pertinent to TI environments. The paper focuses on techniques for the real-time, 3D reconstruction of moving humans from multiple Kinect devices. The off-line generation of reallife 3D scenes from visual data, captured by non-professional users is also addressed. Experimental results are provided that demonstrate the efficiency of the methods, along with an example of mixing real with virtual in a shared space.


  • D. Alexiadis, G. Kordelas, K. Apostolakis, J. Agapito, J. Vegas, E. Izquierdo, P. Daras, "Reconstruction for 3D Immersive Virtual Worlds", WIAMIS 2012: The 13th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, 23rd - 25th May 2012, Dublin City University, Ireland

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