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IBRNet: Learning Multi-View Image-Based Rendering

Kyle Genova
Pratul Srinivasan
Qianqian Wang
Ricardo Martin-Brualla
Zhicheng Wang
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), IEEE (2021) (to appear)
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We present a method that synthesizes novel views of complex scenes by interpolating a sparse set of nearby views.The core of our method is a multilayer perceptron (MLP)that generates RGBA at each 5D coordinate from multi-view image features. Unlike neural scene representation work that optimizes per-scene functions for rendering, we learn a generic view interpolation function that naturally generalizes to novel scene types and camera setups. Compared to previous generic image-based rendering (IBR) methods like Multiple-plane images (MPIs) that use discrete volume representations, our method instead produces RGBAs at continuous 5D locations (3D spatial locations and 2D viewing directions), enabling high-resolution imagery rendering.Our rendering pipeline is fully differentiable, and the only input required to train our method are multi-view posed images. Experiments show that our method outperforms previous IBR methods, and achieves state-of-the-art performance when fine tuned on each test scene.

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