In this paper, we propose one novel progressive point cloud upsampling framework to tackle the non-uniform distribution issue during the point cloud upsampling process. Specifically, we design an Up-UNet feature expansion module which is capable of learning the local and global point features via a down-feature operator and an up-feature operator, respectively, to alleviate the non-uniform distribution issue and remove the outliers. Moreover, we design a hybrid loss function considering both the multi-scale reconstruction loss and the rendering loss. The multi-scale reconstruction loss enables each upsampling module to generate a denser point cloud, while the rendering loss via point-based differentiable rendering ensures that the proposed model preserves the point cloud structures. Extensive experimental results demonstrate that our proposed model achieves state-of-the-art performance in terms of both qualitative and quantitative evaluations.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology|
|Early online date||26 Jul 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2021|
- feature expansion unit
- Point cloud upsampling
- point-based differential rendering