Benchmarking Close-range Structure from Motion 3D Reconstruction Software under Varying Capturing Conditions

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Structure from Motion 3D reconstruction has become widely used in recent years in a number of fields such as industrial surface in- inspection, archeology, cultural heritage preservation and geomapping. A number of software solutions have been released using variations of this technique. In this paper we analyse the state of the art of these software applications, by comparing the resultant 3D meshes qualitatively and quantitatively. We propose a number of testing scenarios using different lighting conditions, camera positions and image acquisition methods
for the best in-depth analysis and discuss the results, the overall performance and the problems present in each software. We employ distance and roughness metrics for evaluating the final reconstruction results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2016)
Volume10058 2016
Publication date31 Oct 2016
ISBN (Print) 978-3-319-48495-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-48496-9
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016
Event6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 31 Oct 20165 Nov 2016


Conference6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference
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  • Multi-view 3D Reconstruction
  • Structure from Motion
  • Photogrammetry
  • Software Comparison
  • Benchmark


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