Canopy Reconstruction

Center for Plant Integrative Biology @ University of Nottingham


Measured variables surface, 3D-reconstruction
Operating system windows
Licence freeware, open-source
Automation level automated
Plant requirements any
Export formats ply
Other information Command Line tool

Scientific article(s)

Automated Recovery of Three-Dimensional Models of Plant Shoots from Multiple Color Images
M. P. Pound, A. P. French, E. H. Murchie, T. P. Pridmore
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 2014 View paper

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Our reconstruction work aims to produce accurate and useful models of plants in three dimensions, based on multiple colour images using a low-cost camera. Beginning with an initial point cloud, obtained using standard structure from motion tools, the scene is first filtered, and segmented into small patches that represent sections of leaf surface. Each surface is individually represented by a best-fit plane, and the boundary of each surface is adjusted to better fit the image and modelling data. This adjustment is achieved using the level set method, which optimises the smoothness of each surface, while growing or shrinking them in response to image information and neighbouring surfaces.

Source: CPIB webpage

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