Volumetric Range Image Processing Package


VripPack is a package for volumetrically merging a set of range images. Developed as part of the project to build a 3D fax machine, it is based on a new approach to surface reconstruction from range images (see Brian Curless and Marc Levoy , A Volumetric Method for Building Complex Models from Range Images, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH96). VripPack is being made available for research and commercial use, free of charge, as described at the bottom of this web page. A closely related software package is Volfill, our diffusion-based hole filler for large polygon meshes.

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VripPack Overview

VripPack is a set of source code, scripts, and binaries for creating surface reconstructions from range images. This package has the following features:

Note that VripPack is designed for merging but not aligning range images. We also distribute the Scanalyze package which does have an alignment feature. 

VripPack Software Distribution

The current release of VripPack is version 0.31, which is a beta release.  
VripPack for linux (and Cygwin) 
Compressed tar file containing source code, scripts, and linux binaries. The binaries are linked against Tcl/Tk version 8.4 shared libaries under Linux. It is best if these libraries are already installed on your system, but copies for run-time use are provided in this distribution. Alternatively, you may re-compile against another version of Tcl/Tk.
VripPack for SGI 
Compressed tar file containing source code, scripts, and irix binaries for vrippack version 0.2. The irix code base is not actively maintained.

If you have any questions, problems, concerns, or suggestions about the vrippack software, send mail to:

vrip-question at graphics dot stanford dot edu
If you decide to use the software then please add yourself to our mailing list so we can tell you about bug fixes and new versions of the software. (This mailing list is very low volume.) Just send a mail to:
with the message body:
subscribe graphics-vrip-announce


VripPack Documentation


Distribution notice

Copyright 2006 The Board of Regents of The University of Washington and  the Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

This software is covered by the Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory's General Software License. This license is royalty-free, nonexclusive, and nontransferable. Click here to view its terms and conditions. In modification of these terms and conditions, you may distribute or sell derivatives of this software without accounting to Stanford or the developers, and without payment of royalties to Stanford or the developers. However, title and copyright to the software and documentation remains with Stanford, and you must acknowledge the contribution of Stanford in any derivatives, as detailed in the license.


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