Underwater 3D Reconstruction from Video or Still Imagery: Matisse and 3DMetrics Processing and Exploitation Software

Type Article
Date 2023-05-06
Language English
Author(s) Arnaubec AurelienORCID1, Ferrera MaximeORCID1, Escartín JavierORCID2, Matabos MarjolaineORCID3, Gracias NunoORCID4, Opderbecke Jan1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, Ctr Mediterranee, Unité Systemes Marins, 83500 La Seyne sur Mer, France
2 : Laboratoire de Géologie, CNRS UMR8538, ENS, PSL University, 75231 Paris, France
3 : Ifremer, CNRS, Université de Brest, Unité BEEP, 29280 Plouzané, France
4 : Computer Vision and Robotics Institute, VICOROB/CIRS, University of Girona, 17003 Girona, Spain
Source Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (2077-1312) (MDPI AG), 2023-05-06 , Vol. 11 , N. 5 , P. 985 (18p.)
DOI 10.3390/jmse11050985
Keyword(s) structure from motion, 3D reconstruction, underwater optical mapping

This paper addresses the lack of “push-button” software for optical marine imaging, which currently limits the use of photogrammetric approaches by a wider community. It presents and reviews an open source software, Matisse, for creating textured 3D models of complex underwater scenes from video or still images. This software, developed for non-experts, enables routine and efficient processing of underwater images into 3D models that facilitate the exploitation and analysis of underwater imagery. When vehicle navigation data are available, Matisse allows for seamless integration of such data to produce 3D reconstructions that are georeferenced and properly scaled. The software includes pre-processing tools to extract images from videos and to make corrections for color and uneven lighting. Four datasets of different 3D scenes are provided for demonstration. They include both input images and navigation and associated 3D models generated with Matisse. The datasets, captured under different survey geometries, lead to 3D models of different sizes and demonstrate the capabilities of the software. The software suite also includes a 3D scene analysis tool, 3DMetrics, which can be used to visualize 3D scenes, incorporate elevation terrain models (e.g., from high-resolution bathymetry data) and manage, extract, and export quantitative measurements for the 3D data analysis. Both software packages are publicly available.

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Arnaubec Aurelien, Ferrera Maxime, Escartín Javier, Matabos Marjolaine, Gracias Nuno, Opderbecke Jan (2023). Underwater 3D Reconstruction from Video or Still Imagery: Matisse and 3DMetrics Processing and Exploitation Software. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11(5), 985 (18p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11050985 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00836/94752/