DuLa-Net: A Dual-Projection Network for Estimating Room Layouts from a Single RGB Panorama

Shang-Ta Yang
National Tsing Hua University
Fu-En Wang
National Tsing Hua University
Chi-Han Peng
Peter Wonka
Min Sun
National Tsing Hua University
Hung-Kuo Chu
National Tsing Hua University


We present a deep learning framework, called DuLa-Net, to predict Manhattan-world 3D room layouts from a single RGB panorama. To achieve better prediction accuracy, our method leverages two projections of the panorama at once, namely the equirectangular panorama-view and the perspective ceiling-view, that each contains different clues about the room layouts. Our network architecture consists of two encoder-decoder branches for analyzing each of the two views. In addition, a novel feature fusion structure is proposed to connect the two branches, which are then jointly trained to predict the 2D floor plans and layout heights. To learn more complex room layouts, we introduce the Realtor360 dataset that contains panoramas of Manhattan-world room layouts with different numbers of corners. Experimental results show that our work outperforms recent state-of-the-art in prediction accuracy and performance, especially in the rooms with non-cuboid layouts. 


Framework overview. Given the input as an equirectangular panoramic image, we follow the same pre-processing step used in PanoContext to align the panoramic image with a global coordinate system, i.e. we make a Manhattan world assumption. Then, we transform the panoramic image into a perspective ceiling-view image through an equirectangular to perspective (E2P) conversion. The panorama-view and ceiling-view images are then fed to a network consisting of two encoder-decoder branches. These two branches are connected via an E2P-based feature fusion scheme and jointly trained to predict a floor plan probability map, a floor-ceiling probability map, and the layout height. Two intermediate probability maps are derived from the floor-ceiling probability map using E2P conversion and combined with floor plan probability map to obtain a fused floor plan probability map. The final 3D Manhattan layout is determined by extruding a 2D Manhattan floor plan estimated on the fused floor plan probability map using the predicted layout height.


Visual results. Given a single RGB panorama, our method automatically estimates the corresponding 3D room layout. Our method is flexible to handle more complex room layout beyond the simple cuboid room. The checkerboard patterns on the walls indicate the missing textures due to occlusion.


The project was funded in part by the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. URF/1/3426-01-01, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (107-2218-E-007-047- and 107-2221-E-007-088-MY3).


author    = {Yang, Shang-Ta and Wang, Fu-En and Peng, Chi-Han and Wonka, Peter and Sun, Min and Chu, Hung-Kuo},
title     = {DuLa-Net: {A} Dual-Projection Network for Estimating Room Layouts From a Single {RGB} Panorama},
booktitle = {{IEEE} Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, {CVPR} 2019},
pages     = {3363--3372},
year      = {2019}