Intrinsic Point Cloud Interpolation via Dual Latent Space Navigation

Marie-Julie Rakotosaona, Maks Ovsjanikov ;

Abstract


We present a learning-based method for interpolating and manipulating 3D shapes represented as point clouds, that is explicitly designed to preserve intrinsic shape properties. Our approach is based on constructing a dual encoding space that enables shape synthesis and, at the same time, provides links to the intrinsic shape metric, which is typically not available on point cloud data. Our method works in a single pass and avoids expensive optimization, employed by existing techniques. Furthermore, the strong regularization provided by our dual latent space approach also helps to improve shape recovery in challenging settings from noisy point clouds across datasets. Extensive experiments show that our method results in more realistic and smoother interpolations compared to baselines.

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