The latest smartphones provide excellent platforms for constructing 3D scenes from a set of photos or videos. While there already exist many mobile applications that can stitch photos to create a single, panoramic photo, this thesis presents the design of mobile applications that can create panoramic scenes by using either photos or videos, where they are projected in a 3D space using the pinhole camera model, ultimately maintaining a realistic perspective of the scenes. Furthermore, in addition to being able to manually fine-tune each photo or video's position via the touchscreen, automatic alignment is also developed using state-of-the-art computer vision techniques. The systems enable scenes to be easily shared to other users, and are developed using the Silverlight framework so that it can run across multiple platforms, including Windows Phone 7, the PC, and tablet devices that support Silverlight. One of the mobile applications has been downloaded over 120,000 times.
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Thesis advisor: Liang, Jie
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