Adaptive Multiplane Image Generation from a Single Internet Picture

Diogo C. Luvizon, Gustavo Sutter P. Carvalho, Andreza A. dos Santos, Jhonatas S. Conceicao, Jose L. Flores-Campana, Luis G. L. Decker, Marcos R. Souza, Helio Pedrini, Antonio Joia, Otavio A. B. Penatti

In the last few years, several works have tackled the problem of novel view synthesis from stereo images or even from a single picture. However, previous methods are computationally expensive, specially for high-resolution images. In this paper, we address the problem of generating a multiplane image (MPI) from a single high-resolution picture. We present the adaptive-MPI representation, which allows rendering novel views with low computational requirements. To this end, we propose an adaptive slicing algorithm that produces an MPI with a variable number of image planes. We present a new lightweight CNN for depth estimation, which is learned by knowledge distillation from a larger network. Occluded regions in the adaptive-MPI are inpainted also by a lightweight CNN. We show that our method is capable of producing high-quality predictions with one order of magnitude less parameters compared to previous approaches. The robustness of our method is evidenced on challenging pictures from the Internet.

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