FIRe: Fast Inverse Rendering using Directional and Signed Distance Functions

Tarun Yenamandra, Ayush Tewari, Nan Yang, Florian Bernard, Christian Theobalt, Daniel Cremers

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Abstract

Neural 3D implicit representations learn priors that are useful for diverse applications, such as single- or multiple-view 3D reconstruction. A major downside of existing approaches while rendering an image is that they require evaluating the network multiple times per camera ray so that the high computational time forms a bottleneck for downstream applications. We address this problem by introducing a novel neural scene representation that we call the directional distance function (DDF). To this end, we learn a signed distance function (SDF) along with our DDF model to represent a class of shapes. Specifically, our DDF is defined on the unit sphere and predicts the distance to the surface along any given direction. Therefore, our DDF allows rendering images with just a single network evaluation per camera ray. Based on our DDF, we present a novel fast algorithm (FIRe) to reconstruct 3D shapes given a posed depth map. We evaluate our proposed method on 3D reconstruction from single-view depth images, where we empirically show that our algorithm reconstructs 3D shapes more accurately and it is more than 15 times faster (per iteration) than competing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2024 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2024
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3065-3075
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9798350318920
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Event2024 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2024 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20248 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2024 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2024

Conference

Conference2024 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa
Period4/01/248/01/24

Keywords

  • 3D computer vision
  • Algorithms

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