YAHOOOOO - 1 year ago 131

C++ Question

I am doing camera calibration from tsai algo. I got intrensic and extrinsic matrix, but how can I reconstruct the 3D coordinates from that inormation?

**1)** I can use Gaussian Elimination for find X,Y,Z,W and then points will be X/W , Y/W , Z/W as homogeneous system.

**2)** I can use the

OpenCV documentation approach:

as I know

`u`

`v`

`R`

`t`

`X,Y,Z`

However both methods end up in different results that are not correct.

What am I'm doing wrong?

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Answer Source

If you got extrinsic parameters then you got everything. That means that you can have Homography from the extrinsics (also called CameraPose). Pose is a 3x4 matrix, homography is a 3x3 matrix, **H** defined as

```
H = K*[r1, r2, t], //eqn 8.1, Hartley and Zisserman
```

with **K** being the camera intrinsic matrix, **r1** and **r2** being the first two columns of the rotation matrix, **R**; **t** is the translation vector.

Then normalize dividing everything by **t3**.

What happens to column **r3**, don't we use it? No, because it is redundant as it is the cross-product of the 2 first columns of pose.

Now that you have homography, project the points. Your 2d points are x,y. Add them a z=1, so they are now 3d. Project them as follows:

```
p = [x y 1];
projection = H * p; //project
projnorm = projection / p(z); //normalize
```

Hope this helps.