Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)

It is possible to send data for an image that is three-dimensional by using a method. The method consists of: generating a plurality of voxelized dots that correspond to a plurality of voxels from a plurality of points comprising the three-dimensional image, and then grouping the voxelized point plurality into a number of segments, wherein each of the segments contains at least one of voxelized points; for each segment projecting the multiple points and generating a number of two-dimensional images; generating a packed two-dimensional image from the generated number of two-dimensional pictures; decoding data for the packed two-dimensional image and encapsulating same; and sending the encoded and encrypted data.

1. Field

This disclosure concerns a method for processing three-dimensional images and, more specifically, a technique for compressing point cloud data.

2. Related art description

The Internet is evolving from the human-centered connection network by which humans create and consume information to the Internet of Things (IoT) network by which information is communicated and processed between things or other distributedcomponents. The Internet of Everything (IoE) technology could be an example of a mix of Big data processing technology and IoT technology through, e.g., a connection with a cloud server.

IoT implementation involves the use of technical elements such as sensors, wired and wireless communications, infrastructure for networks services interface, and security technology. The latest research on technology for connecting things to things has focused on methods for sensor networking, machine-to-machine communication (M2M) or machine-type communications (MTC).

In the IoT environment, intelligent Internet Technology (IT) services may be offered that analyze and collect data produced by the objects connected with one another to provide new value to human life. IoT can have a variety of applications, such as smart home smart building, smart city connected car, smart grid health-care, or smart appliance industry, or state-of-art medical services through the integration or conversion of existing IT technology and different industries.

Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), an international standardization organization for multimedia is a standardization organization for multimedia. It has MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, MPEG-7 and MPEG-21. It began with MPEG in 1998. Multimedia application format (MAF)may raise the usability of the standards by responding to the demand from industry by using non-MPEG standards together with traditional MPEG standards. MAF standardization is designed to let the industry benefit of MPEG technology. MAF standardization has two main goals: spread the MPEG standard and make it simple for industries to utilize relevant software.

Meanwhile, data for three dimensional images may be presented as the form of a point cloud. Point cloud is a collection of huge points. Point refers to a point in a three-dimensional space and may be represented in the shape of a vector containing the color and positioncoordinates. The point could be represented by R G, B, and R for instance.

A point cloud that has the 3D image is a large amount of memory. This makes it imperative to employ a point-cloud compression technique. But conventional point cloud compression techniques take time to create and distribute an entirely new codec.Thus it is necessary for an efficient way to utilize a legacy codec (e.g. the two-dimensional video compression technique).

According to the disclosure the invention, a method and device is provided to compress data effectively for point clouds by using a codec that is a an older network.

The objects of the invention described herein are not only limited to those mentioned above and any other non-described objects would be apparent to one who is skilled in the art by the following description.

According to one version of the disclosure, a method of transmitting data to create 3D images involves generating a plurality voxelized point respectively which corresponds to a plurality of voxels from an aplurality points constituting the 3D picture, grouping the plurality voxelized point into a plurality segments, with each segment having at least one of the plurality points, creating a pack of 2D images from the plurality generated 2D images, decoding data and then transmitting the 2D image and sending the encoded data

A different embodiment of the disclosure describes a method of processing data to create the creation of a 3D image. It includes receiving the data, decoding it and packing the 3D data, resulting in a compressed 2D photo, and then getting a number of 2D images by unpacking it. The plurality of 2D images are generated by projecting a plurality voxelized segments and the plurality Voxelized points into a plurality 2D images. In the end it is the 3D reconstruction is done using the 3D image

The following are some of the results of embodiments of the invention

According to the disclosure data for point clouds could be effectively compressed.

According to the report the disclosure, the old 2D compression scheme may still be utilized. This could help to lower costs for development of new technology.

The present invention can have many other effects.

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