%0 Patent
%D 2005
%T Lambertian reflectance and linear subspaces
%A Jacobs, David W.
%A Basri,Ronen
%E NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
%X A method for choosing an image from a plurality of three-dimensional models which is most similar to an input image is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) providing a database of the plurality of three-dimensional models; (b) providing an input image; (c) positioning each three-dimensional model relative to the input image; (d) for each three-dimensional model, determining a rendered image that is most similar to the input image by: (d)(i) computing a linear subspace that describes an approximation to the set of all possible rendered images that each three-dimensional model can produce under all possible lighting conditions where each point in the linear subspace represents a possible image; and one of (d)(ii) finding the point on the linear subspace that is closest to the input image or finding a rendered image in a subset of the linear subspace obtained by projecting the set of images that are generated by positive lights onto the linear subspace; (e) computing a...
%V : 09/705,507
%8 2005/02/08/
%G eng
%U http://www.google.com/patents?id=6hEWAAAAEBAJ
%N 6853745