Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-20-2012

Journal or Book Title

Applied Optics

Volume

51

Issue

18

First Page

4058

Last Page

4064

DOI

10.1364/AO.51.004058

Abstract

This paper presents the idea of naturally encoding three-dimensional (3D) range data into regular two-dimensional (2D) images utilizing computer graphics rendering pipeline. The computer graphics pipeline provides a means to sample 3D geometry data into regular 2D images, and also to retrieve the depth information for each sampled pixel. The depth information for each pixel is further encoded into red, green, and blue color channels of regular 2D images. The 2D images can further be compressed with existing 2D image compression techniques. By this novel means, 3D geometry data obtained by 3D range scanners can be instantaneously compressed into 2D images, providing a novel way of storing 3D range data into its 2D counterparts. We will present experimental results to verify the performance of this proposed technique.

Comments

This article is from Applied Optics 51 (2012): 4058–4064, doi:10.1364/AO.51.004058. Posted with permission.

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This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.004058. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

Copyright Owner

Optical Society of America

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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