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Final Report - RECOVER (Photorealistic 3D Reconstruction of Perspective Paintings and Pictures)

Project ID: 17405
Funded under: FP6-SME

Abstract

RECOVER was a European funded project within the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) whose ultimate aim was to develop a system for the semi-automatic extraction of three-dimensional (3D) models of scenes depicted in perspective paintings.

The strategic objectives are outlined below:
- enable Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in cultural sector to gain access to innovative technologies. Specifically, the goal was to bridge the gap between the state-of-the-art and the state-of-practice in the construction of 3D models from perspective two-dimensional (2D) paintings, drawings, postcards and single photographs;
- empower SMEs to improve their competitiveness by capitalising upon innovation;
- facilitate the international cooperation among participating SMEs and Research and technological development (RTD) performers, which would create opportunities for all involved parties;
- promote the formation of a 'virtual heritage', thereby improving access to Europe's cultural resources;

- contribute to Community policy and societal objectives.

The scientific and technical objectives of RECOVER were the following:
- the development of informative and easy to use interactive Single view reconstruction (SVR) techniques. These techniques would assist users to extract 3D information from paintings, avoiding the laborious and time-consuming process of obtaining such information manually;
- the development of flexible image-based editing and manipulation tools for refining the imperfections of the 3D structure provided by SVR and providing the missing information due to self-occlusions;
- the implementation of a semi-automatic software system that would integrate the SVR and model editing techniques, thus facilitating the photorealistic 3D reconstruction of selected perspective paintings and pictures;
- the creation of sample photorealistic 3D models extracted from paintings, gravures and lithographs.

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