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This is awesome - but how do they reconstruct the backgrounds that the objects previously obscured? There must be more photos?

i thought about that too - i think the background is simply a mirror image of the foreground, and that the object 3d shape is symmetrical

apparently they are using some other algorithm to do this - even more impressive!

however, it seems strange in the first example how mountain ranges appear where none were before... how did the algos know to put it there?

This is the PatchMatch algorithm:


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