Matching non-rigid shapes is a challenging research field in content-based 3D object retrieval. In this paper, we present an image-based method to effectively address this problem. Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) are first applied to each object to calculate its canonical form, which is afterward represented by 66 depthbuffer images captured on the vertices of an unit geodesic sphere. Then, each image is described as a word histogram obtained by the vector quantization of the image s salient local features. Finally, a multi-view shape matching scheme is carried out to measure the dissimilarity between two models. Experimental results on the McGill Articulated Shape Benchmark database demonstrate that, our method obtains better retrieval performance compared to the state-of-the-art.
Proceedings Title: The IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2010
Conference Dates: September 26-29, 2010
Conference Location: Hong Kong, -1
Pub Type: Conferences
3D shape retrieval, Non-rigid 3D shape, Multidimensional Scaling (MDS), Bag-of-Features (BOF)