We construct a system to use prior 3D class models (3D Potemkin
automatically reconstruct 3D objects from a single image. To achieve complete automation of the reconstruction process, we describe an approach
involving several steps: detection, segmentation, part registration, and 3D
object creation. We then can use the resulting 3D object to construct realistic
3D 'pop-up' models from photos automatically.
Han-Pang Chiu, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, and Tomas Lozano-Perez, "Automatic Class-Specific 3D Reconstruction from a Single Image", MIT CSAIL Technical Report MIT-CSAIL-TR-2009-008, February 2009. pdf