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This is the project page for our IJCV paper 'Light structure from pin motion: Geometric point light source calibration' by Hiroaki Santo, Michael Waechter, Wen-Yan Lin, Yusuke Sugano, and Yasuyuki Matsushita (An earlier version was presented in ECCV 2018).

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Light Structure from Pin Motion

This is the project page for our IJCV paper 'Light Structure from Pin Motion: Geometric point light source calibration' by Hiroaki Santo, Michael Waechter, Wen-Yan Lin, Yusuke Sugano, and Yasuyuki Matsushita. Here you can find a link to our preprint version.

An earlier version was presented at ECCV 2018: 'Light Structure from Pin Motion: Simple and Accurate Point Light Calibration for Physics-based Modeling' by Hiroaki Santo, Michael Waechter, Masaki Samejima, Yusuke Sugano, and Yasuyuki Matsushita. Here you can find links to our paper, supplemental material, and Youtube video.

If you use our papers or code for research purposes, please cite our papers:

@article{santo2020light,
	title = {Light structure from pin motion: Geometric point light source calibration},
	author = {Hiroaki Santo and Michael Waechter and Wen-Yan Lin and Yusuke Sugano and Yasuyuki Matsushita},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)},
	doi = {10.1007/s11263-020-01312-3},
	year = {2020}
}

@inproceedings{santo2018light,
	title = {Light Structure from Pin Motion: Simple and Accurate Point Light Calibration for Physics-based Modeling},
	author = {Hiroaki Santo and Michael Waechter and Masaki Samejima and Yusuke Sugano and Yasuyuki Matsushita},
	booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
	year = {2018}
}

How to Run

You can get help on how to run the code:

$ python calibration.py --help

Simulation

One example call for generating a synthetic dataset and solving it would be

$ python calibration.py --sim_type near --pin_num 5 --sim_pose_num 10 --sim_noise_shadow 0.01 --sim_board_distance 500

The program outputs the ground truth as well as the estimated result for the light position/direction and the pin head positions.

Real-world data

Data Preparation

You need to prepare following files:

  • Images (*.png)
  • board_size.txt (Information of 2D marker. Two lines text file: Length of a marker and separation.)
  • params_*.npz (Result of camera calibration. Keywords with intrinsic and dist (distortion) should be provided.)

Please put all of them into one directory (DATA_PATH).

(Camera Calibration)

We provide calibration_camera_aruco.py for camera calibration with ArUco markers. You can use images of our calibration target, but we recommend to use the calibration target with full markers for the camera.

$ python calibration_camera_aruco.py -i IMAGES_DIR

Pre-processing

Detecting 2D markers and shadows by using following two codes. Output files are stored to DATA_PATH.

$ python detect_markers.py -i DATA_PATH
$ python detect_shadows.py -i DATA_PATH

Our shadow detection method uses a simple template-matching technique. The program outputs the images to ./DATA_PATH/tmp which illustrate the detected shadow points.

Estimation

$ python calibration.py -i DATA_PATH

The program outputs the estimated light source position/direction and the pin head positions.

The file methods.py contains the functions that estimate the light source and pin head positions from projected_points (the shadow positions), Rs (the various rotations of the calibration board), and tvecs (translations of the calibration board).

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This is the project page for our IJCV paper 'Light structure from pin motion: Geometric point light source calibration' by Hiroaki Santo, Michael Waechter, Wen-Yan Lin, Yusuke Sugano, and Yasuyuki Matsushita (An earlier version was presented in ECCV 2018).

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