Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs

Or, "sudo make me a Utah Teapot."

"We propose a method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements. With a single image and a small amount of annotation, our method creates a physical model of the scene that is suitable for realistically rendering synthetic objects with diffuse, specular, and even glowing materials while accounting for lighting interactions between the objects and the scene."

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5 Responses:

  1. pavel_lishin says:

    I'd like to see a follow up video where people attempt to forensically detect real vs. inserted objects. I wonder what'll happen when real photographs are indistinguishable from ones where things have been inserted.

    "Why yes, your honor, I do have an alibi. Hell, I have three - and one of them is a photo of me watching monday night football with you!"

    Also, waiting for this to become easily accesible to consumers so I can make my mom ask me why we have a giant jade dragon in our living room.

  2. kaishaku says:

    omg exploitable

  3. Michael says:

    Woa, surreal.

    And you better Do not blink! with the last frame.