3D GrabCut: Interactive Foreground Extraction for Reconstructed 3D Scenes

Gregory P. Meyer, Minh N. Do

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In the near future, mobile devices will be able to measure the 3D geometry of an environment using integrated depth sensing technology. This technology will enable anyone to reconstruct a 3D model of their surroundings. Similar to natural 2D images, a 3D model of a natural scene will occasionally contain a desired foreground object and an unwanted background region. Inspired by GrabCut for still images, we propose a system to perform interactive foreground/background segmentation on a reconstructed 3D scene using an intuitive user interface. Our system is designed to enable anyone, regardless of skill, to extract a 3D object from a 3D scene with a minimal amount of effort. The only input required by the user is a rectangular box around the desired object. We performed several experiments to demonstrate that our system produces high-quality segmentation on a wide variety of 3D scenes. c The Eurographics Association 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalEurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, EG 3DOR
StatePublished - 2015
Event8th Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, 3DOR 2015 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: May 2 2015May 3 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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