I noticed that some of the functions in the Camera Calibration and 3D Reconstruction have been removed since version 2.0. Specifically cvFindStereoCorrespondenceGC which was reported as having very good results is no longer there.
My question is which of the remaining functions in version 2.4.3 produces the most accurate and or detailed range image?
Jim - it sounds like you might be off on the wrong foot. Rather than try
to build a depth image from stereo pictures (a challenging proposition) why
not just get one of the cameras that return a depth image. The Kinect
camera is popular but not appropriate for this task - you have to be over 3
feet away to get depth. But the recently announced camera from Intel
(produced by Creative Labs) will get depth maps as close as 6 inches from
the camera. The camera is available here:
David - the Intel camera (manufactured by Creative Labs) has to option to
return a depth map or vertices. If you download the SDK (free), look at
the sdkmanual-core.pdf in the docs directory, the PXCImage::ColorFormat.