Learning Descriptor Networks for 3D Shape Synthesis and Analysis

Jianwen Xie, Zilong Zheng, Ruiqi Gao, Wenguan Wang, Song-Chun Zhu, Ying Nian Wu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 8629-8638

Abstract


This paper proposes a 3D shape descriptor network, which is a deep convolutional energy-based model, for modeling volumetric shape patterns. The maximum likelihood training of the model follows an "analysis by synthesis" scheme and can be interpreted as a mode seeking and mode shifting process. The model can synthesize 3D shape patterns by sampling from the probability distribution via MCMC such as Langevin dynamics. The model can be used to train a 3D generator network via MCMC teaching. The conditional version of the 3D shape descriptor net can be used for 3D object recovery and 3D object super-resolution. Experiments demonstrate that the proposed model can generate realistic 3D shape patterns and can be useful for 3D shape analysis.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Xie_2018_CVPR,
author = {Xie, Jianwen and Zheng, Zilong and Gao, Ruiqi and Wang, Wenguan and Zhu, Song-Chun and Nian Wu, Ying},
title = {Learning Descriptor Networks for 3D Shape Synthesis and Analysis},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}