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DeepView: High-quality view synthesis by learned gradient descent

John Flynn
Michael Broxton
Paul Debevec
Matthew DuVall
Graham Fyffe
Ryan Styles Overbeck
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (2019)


We present a novel approach to view synthesis using multiplane images (MPIs). Building on recent advances in learned gradient descent, our algorithm generates an MPI from a set of sparse camera viewpoints. The resulting method incorporates occlusion reasoning, improving performance on challenging scene features such as object boundaries, lighting reflections, thin structures, and scenes with high depth complexity. We show that our method achieves high-quality, state-of-the-art results on two datasets: the Kalantari light field dataset, and a new camera array dataset, Spaces. More information is available at the project webpage.

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