VripPack is a package for volumetrically merging a set of range images. Developed as part of the project to build a 3D fax machine, it is based on a new approach to surface reconstruction from range images (see Brian Curless and Marc Levoy , A Volumetric Method for Building Complex Models from Range Images, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH96). VripPack is being made available for research and commercial use, free of charge, as described at the bottom of this web page. A closely related software package is Volfill, our diffusion-based hole filler for large polygon meshes.
Note that VripPack is designed for merging but not aligning range images. We also distribute the scanalyze package which does have an alignment feature.
We welcome questions, suggestions, comments, and bug reports from users of vrippack. However, we do not guarantee timely responses to them. In particular, the developers have long since graduated and left Stanford. Email should be sent to:
vrip-question at graphics dot stanford dot edu
During the period 1995-2007, this software was covered by the Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory's custom-written General Software License. This license is royalty-free, nonexclusive, and nontransferable. Click here to view its terms and conditions. In modification of these terms and conditions, users were permitted to distribute or sell derivatives of this software without accounting to Stanford or the developers, and without payment of royalties to Stanford or the developers. However, title and copyright to the software and documentation remained with Stanford, and users were required to acknowledge the contribution of Stanford in any derivatives, as detailed in the license.
For downloads beginning on August 23, 2007, this software is covered by a new General Software License, which is based on the BSD license.