MultiDiff: Consistent Novel View Synthesis from a Single Image

Norman Müller, Katja Schwarz, Barbara Rössle, Lorenzo Porzi, Samuel Rota Bulò, Matthias Nießner, Peter Kontschieder; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2024, pp. 10258-10268


We introduce MultiDiff a novel approach for consistent novel view synthesis of scenes from a single RGB image. The task of synthesizing novel views from a single reference image is highly ill-posed by nature as there exist multiple plausible explanations for unobserved areas. To address this issue we incorporate strong priors in form of monocular depth predictors and video-diffusion models. Monocular depth enables us to condition our model on warped reference images for the target views increasing geometric stability. The video-diffusion prior provides a strong proxy for 3D scenes allowing the model to learn continuous and pixel-accurate correspondences across generated images. In contrast to approaches relying on autoregressive image generation that are prone to drifts and error accumulation MultiDiff jointly synthesizes a sequence of frames yielding high-quality and multi-view consistent results -- even for long-term scene generation with large camera movements while reducing inference time by an order of magnitude. For additional consistency and image quality improvements we introduce a novel structured noise distribution. Our experimental results demonstrate that MultiDiff outperforms state-of-the-art methods on the challenging real-world datasets RealEstate10K and ScanNet. Finally our model naturally supports multi-view consistent editing without the need for further tuning.

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@InProceedings{Muller_2024_CVPR, author = {M\"uller, Norman and Schwarz, Katja and R\"ossle, Barbara and Porzi, Lorenzo and Bul\`o, Samuel Rota and Nie{\ss}ner, Matthias and Kontschieder, Peter}, title = {MultiDiff: Consistent Novel View Synthesis from a Single Image}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2024}, pages = {10258-10268} }