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Vid2CAD: CAD Model Alignment using Multi-View Constraints from Videos

Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) (2022)


We address the task of aligning CAD models to a video sequence of a complex scene containing multiple objects. Our method can process arbitrary videos and fully automatically recover the 9 DoF pose for each object appearing in it, thus aligning them in a common 3D coordinate frame. The core idea of our method is to integrate neural network predictions from individual frames with a temporally global, multi-view constraint optimization formulation. This integration process resolves the scale and depth ambiguities in the per-frame predictions, and generally improves the estimate of all pose parameters. By leveraging multi-view constraints, our method also resolves occlusions and handles objects that are out of view in individual frames, thus reconstructing all objects into a single globally consistent CAD representation of the scene. In comparison to the state-of-the-art single-frame method Mask2CAD that we build on, we achieve substantial improvements on the Scan2CAD dataset (from 11.6% to 30.7% class average accuracy).

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