Virtual Multi-view Fusion for 3D Semantic Segmentation

Abhijit Kundu, Xiaoqi Yin, Alireza Fathi, David Ross, Brian Brewington, Thomas Funkhouser, Caroline Pantofaru ;


Semantic segmentation of 3D meshes is an important problem for 3D scene understanding. In this paper we revisit the classic multiview representation of 3D meshes and study several techniques that make them effective for 3D semantic segmentation of meshes. Given a 3D mesh reconstructed from RGBD sensors, our method effectively chooses different virtual views of the 3D mesh and renders multiple 2D channels for training an effective 2D semantic segmentation model. Features from multiple per view predictions are finally fused on 3D mesh vertices to predict mesh semantic segmentation labels. Using the large scale indoor 3D semantic segmentation benchmark of ScanNet, we show that our virtual views enables more effective data augmentation not possible with 2D only methods. Overall, our virtual multiview fusion method is able to achieve significantly better 3D semantic segmentation results compared to prior multiview approaches and competitive with state-of-the-art 3D sparse convolution approaches."

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