DUSt3R: Geometric 3D Vision Made Easy

Shuzhe Wang, Vincent Leroy, Yohann Cabon, Boris Chidlovskii, Jérôme Revaud

Paper

- code coming soon -

Abstract

Multi-view stereo reconstruction (MVS) in the wild requires to first estimate the camera parameters e.g. intrinsic and extrinsic parameters. These are usually tedious and cumbersome to obtain, yet they are mandatory to triangulate corresponding pixels in 3D space, which is the core of all best performing MVS algorithms. In this work, we take an opposite stance and introduce DUSt3R, a radically novel paradigm for Dense and Unconstrained Stereo 3D Reconstruction of arbitrary image collections, i.e. operating without prior information about camera calibration nor viewpoint poses. We cast the pairwise reconstruction problem as a regression of pointmaps, relaxing the hard constraints of usual projective camera models. We show that this formulation smoothly unifies the monocular and binocular reconstruction cases. In the case where more than two images are provided, we further propose a simple yet effective global alignment strategy that expresses all pairwise pointmaps in a common reference frame. We base our network architecture on standard Transformer encoders and decoders, allowing us to leverage powerful pretrained models. Our formulation directly provides a 3D model of the scene as well as depth information, but interestingly, we can seamlessly recover from it, pixel matches, relative and absolute camera. Exhaustive experiments on all these tasks showcase that the proposed DUSt3R can unify various 3D vision tasks and set new SoTAs on monocular/multi-view depth estimation as well as relative pose estimation. In summary, DUSt3R makes geometric 3D vision tasks easy.

An all-in-one method

Demonstration

Input images
next scene
3D reconstruction output
Other outputs
input image
depth map
confidence map

Visualizations

input image #1
input image #2
output point-cloud
one of the input images
output point-cloud
rendered with shading

BibTeX

@journal{dust3r2023,
title={{DUSt3R: Geometric 3D Vision Made Easy}}, 
author={{Wang, Shuzhe and Leroy, Vincent and Cabon, Yohann and Chidlovskii, Boris and Revaud Jerome}}, 
journal={arXiv preprint 2312.14132},
year={2023}}

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