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A Computer Method for Generating 3D Point Cloud from 2D Digital Image

Nur Ilham Aminullah Abdulqawi and Mohd Salman Abu Mansor
School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Abstract—In reverse engineering practice, most designer will use 3D scanner to scan on 3D physical objects to obtain point cloud data, then the point cloud data is later being processed to obtain the final 3D CAD Model. However, when the 3D physical object is not at the same location as the 3D scanner, the 3D scanning method cannot be used. To overcome this limitation, another alternative computer method is proposed to obtain 3D point cloud from 2D image. This paper will further explain on the method on how to generate 3D point clouds without 3D scanner, hence enabling reverse engineering process to be done without using 3D scanner.

Index Terms—reverse engineering, 2D digital image, 3D point cloud

Cite: Nur Ilham Aminullah Abdulqawi and Mohd Salman Abu Mansor, "A Computer Method for Generating 3D Point Cloud from 2D Digital Image," Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 89-92, December 2016. doi: 10.18178/joig.4.2.89-92

 

 

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