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Sketch-Based 3D Shape Retrieval

Mathias Eitz, Kristian Hildebrand, Tamy Boubekeur, and Marc Alexa
ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 - Talk Program

Sketch-Based 3D Shape Retrieval
From a simple user sketch, our 3D search engine can retrieve 3D models accurately, with instant feedback over massive 3D databases and handles naturally partial matching.

Abstract

As large collections of 3D models are starting to become as com- mon as public image collections, the need arises to quickly locate models in such collections. Models are often insuf´Čüciently anno- tated such that a keyword based search is not promising. Our ap- proach for content based searching of 3D models relies entirely on visual analysis and is based on the observation that a large part of our perception of shapes stems from their salient features, usually captured by dominant lines in their display. Recent research on such feature lines has shown that 1) people mostly draw the same lines when asked to depict a certain model and 2) the shape of an object is well represented by the set of feature lines generated by recent NPR line drawing algorithms. Consequently, we suggest an image based approach for 3D shape retrieval, exploit- ing the similarity of human sketches and the results of current line drawing algorithms. Our search engine takes a sketch of the desired model drawn by a user as the input and compares this sketch to a set of line drawings automatically generated for each of the models in the collection.


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BibTex Reference
   @InProceedings{Eitz:2010:SBSR,
       author = {Mathias Eitz, Kristian Hildebrand, Tamy Boubekeur and Marc Alexa},
       title = {Sketch-Based 3D Shape Retrieval},
       booktitle ={ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Talk Program},
       year = {2010}
   }


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