Monocular 3D Reconstruction Review

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Performing 3D reconstruction from a single 2D input is a challenging problem that is trending in literature. Until recently, it was an ill-posed optimization problem, but with the advent of learning-based methods, the performance of 3D reconstruction has also significantly improved. Infinitely many different 3D objects can be projected onto the same 2D plane, which makes the reconstruction task very difficult. It is even more difficult for objects with complex deformations or no textures. This paper serves as a review of recent literature on 3D reconstruction from a single view, with a focus on deep learning methods from 2018 to 2021. Due to the lack of standard datasets or 3D shape representation methods, it is hard to compare all reviewed methods directly. However, this paper reviews different approaches for reconstructing 3D shapes as depth maps, surface normals, point clouds, and meshes; along with various loss functions and metrics used to train and evaluate these methods.

Three-Dimensional Reconstruction from a Single RGB Image using Deep Learning: A Review

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Khan MSU, Pagani A, Liwicki M, Stricker D, Afzal MZ. Three-Dimensional Reconstruction from a Single RGB Image Using Deep Learning: A Review. Journal of Imaging. 2022; 8(9):225.

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