Wolfram Language & System 10.0 (2014)|Legacy Documentation

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finds a geometric transformation between two geometries and , returning the alignment error together with the transformation function.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • FindGeometricTransform returns an expression of the form , where err is an estimate of the average alignment error, and trfun is a transformation function. The function trfun can be applied to the positions to align them with the positions .
  • The geometries and can be given as lists of position coordinates or Wolfram Language graphics objects.
  • FindGeometricTransform[image1,image2] finds the geometric transformation to align 2D or 3D images.
  • FindGeometricTransform works with points in any dimensions as well as with built-in 2D and 3D graphics primitives.
  • The following options can be specified:
  • MethodAutomaticalignment method to use
    TransformationClassAutomaticgeometrical relation between images
  • By default, the most suitable alignment method and transformation class are used for calculating the transformation.
  • Available fitting methods:
  • "Linear"linear solver based on SVD
    "RANSAC"random sample consensus method
    "FindFit"uses FindFit
    {"ImageAlign",method}ImageAlign transformation using the given method
  • With the setting , some positions may be considered as outliers and may not be used to determine the geometric transformation.
  • Possible settings for the TransformationClass option include:
  • "Translation"translation only
    "Rigid"translation and rotation
    "Similarity"translation, rotation, and scaling
    "Affine"linear transformation and translation
    "Perspective"linear fractional transformation

ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

Basic Examples  (2)Basic Examples  (2)

Determine the spatial transformation between two sets of positions:

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Find the similarity transformation between two sets of two points:

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Introduced in 2010
| Updated in 2014