What's in an image? Towards the computation of t"he b"est view of an object

Oleg Polonsky, Giuseppe Patané, Silvia Biasotti, Craig Gotsman, Michela Spagnuolo

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There are many possible 2D views of a given 3D object and most people would agree that some views are more aesthetic and/or more "informative" than others. Thus, it would be very useful, in many applications, to be able to automatically compute these "best" views. Although all measures of the quality of a view will ultimately be subjective, hence difficult to quantify, we propose some general principles which may be used to address this challenge. In particular, we describe a number of different ways to measure the goodness of a view, and show how to optimize these measures by reducing the size of the search space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-847
Number of pages8
JournalVisual Computer
Issue number8-10
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


  • Scene composition
  • View entropy
  • Visualization

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