Photometric Stereo for Archeological Inscriptions
SIGGRAPH 2004 Sketch
Per Einarsson    Tim Hawkins    Paul Debevec   
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Top row: Reference photographs
Bottom row: Recovered geometry rendered using an x-ray shader

We describe a low-cost system for acquiring high-resolution geometry and reflectance properties using photometric stereo. This technique was used to model ancient inscriptions on the Parthenon in Athens, Greece and proved to be fast, simple and robust.


SIGGRAPH 2004 Sketch
photometricstereo_sketch.pdf, (173KB)

SIGGRAPH 2004 Video
photometricstereo_video.avi, (14.42MB)

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