1. Prove the Orthocenter Theorem by geometric arguments: Let T be the triangle on the image plane defined by the three vanishing points of three mutually orthogonal sets of parallel lines in space. Then the image center is the orthocenter of the triangle T (i.e., the common intersection of the three altitudes. Note that you are asked to prove the Orthocenter Theorem rather than that the orthocenter itself as the common interaction of the three altitudes, which you can use as a fact.
(1) Basic proof: use the result of Question 1, assuming the aspect ratio of the camera is 1. (20 points)
(2) If you do not know the focal length of the camera, can you still find the image center using the Orthocenter Theorem? Can you further estimate the focal length? For both questions, please show why (and then how) or why not.
(3) If you do not know the aspect ratio of the camera, can you still find the image center using the Orthocenter Theorem? Show why or why not.
2. Show that relation between any image point (xim, yim)T (in the form of (x1,x2,x3)T in projective space ) of a planar surface in 3D space and its corresponding point (Xw, Yw, Zw)T on the plane in 3D space can be represented by a 3×3 matrix. You should start from the general form of the camera model (x1,x2,x3)T = MintMext(Xw, Yw, Zw, 1)T, where the image center (ox, oy), the focal length f, the scaling factors( sx and sy), the rotation matrix R and the translation vector T are all unknown. Note that in the course slides and the lecture notes, I used a simplified model of the perspective project by assuming ox and oy are known and sx = sy =1, and only discussed the special cases of a plane. So you cannot directly copy those equations I used. Instead you should use the general form of the projective matrix, and the general form of a plane nx Xw + ny Yw + nz Zw = d.
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