Andreas Geiger

Publications of Anpei Chen

TensoRF: Tensorial Radiance Fields
A. Chen, Z. Xu, A. Geiger, J. Yu and H. Su
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2022
Abstract: We present TensoRF, a novel approach to model and reconstruct radiance fields. Unlike NeRF that purely uses MLPs, we model the radiance field of a scene as a 4D tensor, which represents a 3D voxel grid with per-voxel multi-channel features. Our central idea is to factorize the 4D scene tensor into multiple compact low-rank tensor components. We demonstrate that applying traditional CP decomposition - that factorizes tensors into rank-one components with compact vectors -- in our framework leads to improvements over vanilla NeRF. To further boost performance, we introduce a novel vector-matrix (VM) decomposition that relaxes the low-rank constraints for two modes of a tensor and factorizes tensors into compact vector and matrix factors. Beyond superior rendering quality, our models with CP and VM decompositions lead to a significantly lower memory footprint in comparison to previous and concurrent works that directly optimize per-voxel features. Experimentally, we demonstrate that TensoRF with CP decomposition achieves fast reconstruction (<30 min) with better rendering quality and even a smaller model size (<4 MB) compared to NeRF. Moreover, TensoRF with VM decomposition further boosts rendering quality and outperforms previous state-of-the-art methods, while reducing the reconstruction time (<10 min) and retaining a compact model size (<75 MB).
Latex Bibtex Citation:
@INPROCEEDINGS{Chen2022ECCV,
  author = {Anpei Chen and Zexiang Xu and Andreas Geiger and Jingyi Yu and Hao Su},
  title = {TensoRF: Tensorial Radiance Fields},
  booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
  year = {2022}
}


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