Translucent objects (sub-surface scattering and diffusion) and defocus

Light diffuses through the curtain and is reflected from the background, creating long-range optical interactions. Consequently, conventional Gray codes and phase-shifting result in large errors in the estimated shape. The details are spurious. The correct shape of the curtain is planar, without ripples. Reconstruction using the logical codes is nearly error free, with the same number of input images as the conventional codes.
Reconstructing a shower curtain

Reconstructing translucent objects
3D Scanning in the presence of Projector Defocus
Translucent materials are often characterized by low direct component. Since modulated phase shifting relies on explicitly separating the direct and the global components, it suffers from low signal-to-noise-ratio for highly translucent materials. On the other hand, our method does not rely on explicit direct-global separation, resulting in better quality reconstructions.
A scene consisting of industrial parts is shown. Due to projector defocus, the high frequency patterns in the conventional Gray codes can not be decoded, resulting in a loss of depth resolution. Notice the quantization artifacts. These artifacts can also result from other optical imperfections common in low-cost projectors such as pico-projectors. Depth map computed using Gray codes with large minimum stripe-width (min-SW) does not suffer from loss of depth resolution.