Volumetric Disentanglement for 3D Scene Manipulation

Sagie Benaim, Frederik Warburg, Peter Ebert Christensen, Serge Belongie

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Recently, advances in differential volumetric rendering enabled significant breakthroughs in the photo-realistic and fine-detailed reconstruction of complex 3D scenes, which is key for many virtual reality applications. However, in the context of augmented reality, one may also wish to effect semantic manipulations or augmentations of objects within a scene. To this end, we propose a volumetric framework for (i) disentangling or separating, the volumetric representation of a given foreground object from the background, and (ii) semantically manipulating the foreground object, as well as the background. Our framework takes as input a set of 2D masks specifying the desired foreground object for training views, together with the associated 2D views and poses, and produces a foreground-background disentanglement that respects the surrounding illumination, reflections, and partial occlusions, which can be applied to both training and novel views. Our method enables the separate control of pixel color and depth as well as 3D similarity transformations of both the foreground and background objects. We subsequently demonstrate our framework’s applicability on several downstream manipulation tasks, going beyond the placement and movement of foreground objects. These tasks include object camouflage, non-negative 3D object in-painting, 3D object translation, 3D object inpainting, and 3D text-based object manipulation. The project webpage is provided in https://sagiebenaim.github.io/volumetric-disentanglement/.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ot the 2024 IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-1893-7
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-1892-0
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event2024 IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision - Waikōloa Beach Marriott Resort, Waikōloa , United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20248 Jan 2024


Conference2024 IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision
LocationWaikōloa Beach Marriott Resort
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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