Learning to Factorize and Relight a City

ECCV 2020

Google
UC Berkeley
Humen AI
UC Berkeley
Google



Abstract

We propose a learning-based framework for disentangling outdoor scenes into temporally-varying illumination and permanent scene factors. Inspired by the classic intrinsic image decomposition, our learning signal builds upon two insights: 1) combining the disentangled factors should reconstruct the original image, and 2) the permanent factors should stay constant across multiple temporal samples of the same scene. To facilitate training, we assemble a city-scale dataset of outdoor timelapse imagery from Google Street View, where the same locations are captured repeatedly through time. This data represents an unprecedented scale of spatio-temporal outdoor imagery. We show that our learned disentangled factors can be used to manipulate novel images in realistic ways, such as changing lighting effects and scene geometry.


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Paper


Learning to Factorize and Relight a City
A. Liu, S. Ginosar, T. Zhou, A. A. Efros, N. Snavely

In ECCV, 2020

[Bibtex] [arXiv] [Supplementary]

Additional Results

We present additional generated results. Despite training on scenes from New York City, we can relight scenes from entirely new cities and even continents. Other cities coming soon!