Auto3d: Novel view synthesis through unsupervisely learned variational viewpoint and global 3d representation

XiaoFeng Liu, Tong Che, Yiqun Lu, Chao Yang, Site Li, Jia You

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Abstract

This paper targets on learning-based novel view synthesis from a single or limited 2D images without the pose supervision. In the viewer-centered coordinates, we construct an end-to-end trainable conditional variational framework to disentangle the unsupervisely learned relative-pose/rotation and implicit global 3D representation (shape, texture and the origin of viewer-centered coordinates, etc.). The global appearance of the 3D object is given by several appearance-describing images taken from any number of viewpoints. Our spatial correlation module extracts a global 3D representation from the appearance-describing images in a permutation invariant manner. Our system can achieve implicitly 3D understanding without explicitly 3D reconstruction. With an unsupervisely learned viewer-centered relative-pose/rotation code, the decoder can hallucinate the novel view continuously by sampling the relative-pose in a prior distribution. In various applications, we demonstrate that our model can achieve comparable or even better results than pose/3D model-supervised learning-based novel view synthesis (NVS) methods with any number of input views.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV2020), Glasgow, UK, August 23–28, 2020, Part IX 16 (pp. 52-71)
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameProc. 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV2020), Glasgow, UK, August 23–28, 2020, Part IX 16 (pp. 52-71)

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