The goal of this project is to develop a real-time distributed system (based on the Keck Lab PC cluster) for volumetric reconstruction of real world objects (static or moving), and displaying the reconstructed objects from an arbitrary virtual point in 3D.

To show how the system works with synchronized image sequences, we captured a multi-perspective sequence called "conductor", and had the system reconstruct the volume occupied by the conductor's body for each frame of the sequence. Then we rendered the 3D image sequence from several virtual points so that the 3D scene could be viewed from "underneath the floor", from "above the ceiling", and from a virtual "fly" perspective.

*Related publications:*

- Eugene Borovikov and Larry Davis, "A Distributed System for Real-time Volume Reconstruction", proceedings of CAMP-2000, IEEE 2000
- Larry Davis, Eugene Borovikov, Ross Cutler, David Harwood, Thanarat Horprasert, "Multi-perspective Analysis of Human Actions", proceedings of CDVWS'99