View-GCN: View-Based Graph Convolutional Network for 3D Shape Analysis

CVPR 2020

Authors: Xin Wei, Ruixuan Yu, Jian Sun Description: View-based approach that recognizes 3D shape through its projected 2D images has achieved state-of-the-art results for 3D shape recognition. The major challenge for view-based approach is how to aggregate multi-view features to be a global shape descriptor. In this work, we propose a novel view-based Graph Convolutional Neural Network, dubbed as view-GCN, to recognize 3D shape based on graph representation of multiple views in flexible view configurations. We first construct view-graph with multiple views as graph nodes, then design a graph convolutional neural network over view-graph to hierarchically learn discriminative shape descriptor considering relations of multiple views. The view-GCN is a hierarchical network based on local and non-local graph convolution for feature transform, and selective view-sampling for graph coarsening. Extensive experiments on benchmark datasets show that view-GCN achieves state-of-the-art results for 3D shape classification and retrieval.