Omnidata: A Scalable Pipeline for Making Multi-Task Mid-Level Vision Datasets from 3D Scans

Ainaz Eftekhar*, Alexander Sax*, Roman Bachmann, Jitendra Malik, Amir Zamir

2021 International Conference on Computer Vision

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This paper introduces a pipeline to parametrically sample and render static multi-task vision datasets from comprehensive 3D scans. In addition to enabling interesting lines of research, the tooling and generated data suffice to train robust vision models. Familiar architectures trained on a generated starter dataset reached state-of-the-art performance on multiple common vision tasks and benchmarks, despite having seen no benchmark or non-pipeline data. The surface normal estimation network is the first to achieve human-level performance for in-the-wild surface normal estimation—at least according to a single metric on the OASIS benchmark. The Dockerized pipeline with CLI, the (mostly python) code, PyTorch dataloaders for the generated data, the generated starter dataset, some download scripts and other utilities are all available through our project website.