Topologically-Aware Deformation Fields for Single-View 3D Reconstruction

Shivam Duggal, Deepak Pathak; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 1536-1546


We present a new framework to learn dense 3D reconstruction and correspondence from a single 2D image. The shape is represented implicitly as deformation over a category-level occupancy field and learned in an unsupervised manner from an unaligned image collection without using any 3D supervision. However, image collections usually contain large intra-category topological variation, e.g. images of different chair instances, posing a major challenge. Hence, prior methods are either restricted only to categories with no topological variation for estimating shape and correspondence or focus only on learning shape independently for each instance without any correspondence. To address this issue, we propose a topologically-aware deformation field that maps 3D points in object space to a higher-dimensional canonical space. Given a single image, we first implicitly deform a 3D point in the object space to a learned category-specific canonical space using the topologically-aware field and then learn the 3D shape in the canonical space. Both the canonical shape and deformation field are trained end-to-end using differentiable rendering via learned recurrent ray marcher. Our approach, dubbed TARS, achieves state-of-the-art reconstruction fidelity on several datasets: ShapeNet, Pascal3D+, CUB, and Pix3D chairs.

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@InProceedings{Duggal_2022_CVPR, author = {Duggal, Shivam and Pathak, Deepak}, title = {Topologically-Aware Deformation Fields for Single-View 3D Reconstruction}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {1536-1546} }