3D view synthesis with inter-view consistency

David Wolinski        Olivier Le Meur        Josselin Gautier       

IRISA/univsersity of Rennes 1, France

ACM Multimedia (2013)




In this paper, we propose a new pipeline to synthesize virtual views. It allows us to generate virtual views far away from each other, each presenting the exact same level of quality. This inter-view consistency is key to seamlessly navigate between viewpoints. Its computational cost is also lower than that of existing approaches. We compare the proposed approach with state-of-the-art methods and show the effectiveness of this new view synthesis pipeline.

Proposed pipeline to synthesize virtual views

Classical pipeline

Proposed pipeline


Free-Viewpoint Video for the sequences Ballet and BreakDancers.
Four viewpoints have been generated (two on the left, two on the right-hand side of the reference view). (Reference view=5, projected into 3, 4, 6 and 7 viewpoints) The quality of disoccluded areas is constant whatever the viewpoint. These results can be retrieved by running the software publicly available in the next section.

Six viewpoints are here generated (Reference view=5, projected into 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 viewpoints):


Wolinski, David and Le Meur, Olivier and Gautier, Josselin (2013). 3D view synthesis with inter-view consistency, ACM Multimedia.
 author = {Wolinski, David and Le Meur, Olivier and Gautier, Josselin},
 title  = {3D view synthesis with inter-view consistency},
 booktitle= {ACM Multimedia},
 year   = {2013},
 doi    = {xx}