Image-based 3D Shape Reconstruction, Stereo and multiview imaging principles will be overviewed. The following topics will be covered: Feature extraction and matching. Triangulation and Bundle Adjustment. Mathematics of structure from motion. UAV image capturing. Optimal UAV flight trajectory/flight height/viewing angle/image overlap ratio. Pre/post-processing for 3D reconstruction: flat surface smoothing/mesh modification/isolated point removal.  Structure from motion applications: 3D face reconstruction from uncalibrated video. 3D landscape reconstruction. 3D building/monument reconstruction and modeling. SfM has many applications, ranging from autonomous car/drone/robot/vessel vision to Surveying Engineering to Medical Imaging.

Facial video SfM and CANDIDE grid reprojection.

SfM in 3d building reconstruction.