Key Bridge Collapse Recreated with 3D Gaussian Splatting

Voluma.AI reconstructed the event using images.

Voluma.AI reconstructed the Key Bridge collapse using 3D Gaussian Splatting, allowing anyone interested to take a closer look at the details of the tragic event that happened in March.

3D Gaussian Splatting is a rendering technique that leverages 3D Gaussians to represent the scene, thus allowing one to synthesize 3D scenes out of 2D footage. Simply put, it takes samples of images and turns them into 3D scenes without creating meshes by converting a point cloud to Gaussians using machine learning. You can learn more about it here.

Image credit: Voluma.AI

Voluma.AI used images from existing videos covering the area and let 3DGS create a 3D scene out of them. You can even explore it yourself here

Such experiments are useful for historians as they can see what happened during the event and unveil new circumstances. Perhaps the most famous mystery like that is Titanic, which has been 3D-scanned using deep-sea mapping. Many people have tried to recreate the ship as close to the truth as possible, and these models definitely help.

Image credit: Voluma.AI

If you'd like to see more 3D Gaussian Splatting in action, take a look at Bad Decisions Studio turning scenes from famous movies into 3D scenes. A team of researchers also presented 4D Gaussian Splatting, a new method for achieving real-time dynamic scene rendering with high training and storage efficiency.

Image credit: Huawei, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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