Microsoft Research & DigiPen Institute of Technology
Collaborative Computer Vision Project Using Infrared Lighting

Phase I
Matting/Compositing and Depth Estimation
- Use a sequence of flash/no-flash images to generate a depth distribution and extract a reasonable alpha matte

Phase II
Shape Extraction from Layered Paintings
- Use a sequence of flash/no-flash images to reveal hidden features in multiple-layered paintings

Completed work

Lighting Unit

Synchronization Circuit

Rough compositing results

                     No flash                                            Flash                                     Alpha Matte                                   Composite