Extension of the NeRF (Neural Radiance Fields) method using PyTorch (PyTorch Lightning).

Based on the official implementation: nerf

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Benedikt Wiberg 1 *,
Cristian Chivriga 1 *,
Marian Loser 1,
Yujiao Shentu 1
Denotes equal contribution

NeRF :fireworks:

NeRF (Neural radiance field) optimizes directly the parameters of continuous 5D scene representation by minimizing the error of view synthesis with the captured images given the camera poses.

Extension of NeRF :sparkler:


<em>Extracted Lego mesh with appearance.</em>

The project is an extension and improvement upon the original method NeRF for neural rendering view-synthesis designed for rapid prototyping and experimentation. Main improvements are:

  • Scene encoding through unstructured radiance volumes for efficient sampling via Axis-Aligned Bounding Boxes (AABBs) intersections.
  • Mesh reconstruction with appearance through informed re-sampling based on the inverse normals of the scene geometry via Marching Cubes.
  • Modular implementation which is 1.4x faster and at most twice as much memory efficient then the base implementation NeRF-PyTorch.

Get started

Install the dependencies via:

Option 1: Using pip

In a new conda or virtualenv environment, run

pip install -r requirements.txt

Option 2: Using poetry

In the root folder, run

poetry install
source .venv/bin/activate

Option 3: Get started on Google Colab

In the root folder, run the script considering the dataset folder is named data/ inside your Drive folder (otherwise tweak it accordingly):

. ./


Synthetic dataset and LLFF

Checkout the provided data links NeRF Original.

Your own data with colmap

  1. Install COLMAP following installation guide.
  2. Prepare your images in a folder (60-80). Make sure that auto-focus is turned off.
  3. Run python your_images_dir_path
  4. Edit the config file e.g. config/colmap.yml with the new generated dataset path.

Running code :rocket:

Run training

Get to know the configuration files under the src/config and get started running your own experiments by creating new ones.

The training script can be invoked by running

python --config config/lego.yml

To resume training from latest checkpoint:

python --log-checkpoint ../pretrained/colab-lego-nerf-high-res/default/version_0/

Extracting Mesh with appearance

By the following command, you can generate mesh with high-level of detail, use python --help for more options:

python --log-checkpoint ../pretrained/colab-lego-nerf-high-res/default/version_0/ --checkpoint model_last.ckpt --save-dir ../data/meshes --limit 1.2 --res 480 --iso-level 32 --view-disparity-max-bound 1e0

See your results :star:

If tensorboard is properly installed, check in real-time your results on localhost:6006 from your favorite browser:

tensorboard --logdir logs/... --port 6006