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Efficient architectural structural element decomposition

N. Kobyshev and A. Bódis-Szomorú and H. Riemenschneider and L. Van Gool
Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding: Special Issue (CVIU)
June 2016

Abstract

Decomposing 3D building models into architectural elements is an essential step in understanding their 3D structure. Although we focus on landmark buildings, our approach generalizes to arbitrary 3D objects. We formulate the decomposition as a multi-label optimization that identifies individual elements of a landmark. This allows our system to cope with noisy, incomplete, outlier-contaminated 3D point clouds. We detect four types of structural cues, namely dominant mirror symmetries, rotational symmetries, shape primitives, and polylines capturing free-form shapes of the landmark not explained by symmetry. Our novel method combine these cues enables modeling the variability present in complex 3D models, and robustly decomposing them into architectural structural elements. Our proposed architectural decomposition facilitates significant 3D model compression and shape-specific modeling.


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  author = {N. Kobyshev and A. Bódis-Szomorú and H. Riemenschneider and L. Van Gool},
  title = {Efficient architectural structural element decomposition},
  journal = {Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding: Special Issue (CVIU)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {June},
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  volume = {},
  number = {},
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