Learning Super-Resolution of Environment Matting of Transparent Objects from a Single Image

  • Author / Creator
    Hang, Zicun
  • This thesis addresses the problem of super-resolution of environment matting of transparent objects. In contrast to traditional methods of environment matting of transparent objects, which often require a large number of input images or complex camera setups, recent approaches using convolutional neural networks are more practical. In particular, after training, they can generate the environment mattes using a single image. However, they still do not have super-resolution capabilities. This thesis first proposes an encoder-decoder network with restoration units for super-resolution environment matting, called Enhanced Transparent Object Matting Network (ETOM-Net). Then, we introduce a refinement phase to improve the details of the output further. Meanwhile, to facilitate future research, we create a high-resolution synthetic dataset called ETOM-Synthetic with 60,000 samples. The ETOM-Net effectively recovers lost features in the low-resolution input images and produces visually plausible high-resolution environment mattes and the corresponding reconstructed images, demonstrating our method's effectiveness.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2021
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    Master of Science
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