Augmented Reality for Home Furniture Placement

In one of my previous post, Future iPhone Applications on Image Recognition, I talked about one of future computer vision applications, Virtual Shopping, by designer Mac Funamizu

An article today was posted by Joshua Koopferstock from Enlighen3D (blog of Feeling Software) releasing their product of Constructive 3D Furniture. It requires users to input two pictures of a room, and some parameters (such as three corresponding points and height of ceiling). Their algorithm will then automatically compute the pseudo-3D model (plane perspectives) of the scene. User can place 3D models of any furniture into the scene to see the effects.


This is really a brilliant idea of combining the virtual shopping inspiration and 3D computer vision technology. This technology is also called Augmented Reality (AR), i.e., combining real-world and computer-generated data. 

If you are interested, please refer to the following video or the original post for more details. 

1 Comment

  • By Harry, December 19, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    Take some comments from menorki on the web, which I think are good comments:

    Now room calibration is a thing but there are many other issues that need to be addressed like the creation of the 3D scaled/textured models database (huge work on the furniture vendor side) and as importantly being able to create realistic renderings (meaning taking into account the room lighting conditions / companies like are working on this aspect even if their solution is not AR based).

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