Surface Snapping Optimization Layer for Single Image Object Shape Reconstruction
Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 202:13599-13609, 2023.
Reconstructing the 3D shape of objects observed in a single image is a challenging task. Recent approaches rely on visual cues extracted from a given image learned from a deep net. In this work, we leverage recent advances in monocular scene understanding to incorporate an additional geometric cue of surface normals. For this, we proposed a novel optimization layer that encourages the face normals of the reconstructed shape to be aligned with estimated surface normals. We develop a computationally efficient conjugate-gradient-based method that avoids the computation of a high-dimensional sparse matrix. We show this framework to achieve compelling shape reconstruction results on the challenging Pix3D and ShapeNet datasets.