Objective Evaluation of the Perceptual Quality of 3D Watermarking
In this paper an objective metric to measure the perceptual quality of watermarked 3D meshes is presented. The metric, which is based on a black-box approach, relies on the measurement of the roughness of 3D meshes before and after the insertion of the watermark. To calibrate the metric and to validate it, a set of psychovisual experiments has been carried out. Due to the lack of prior work in this field, a new methodology for the subjective evaluation of the quality of watermarked 3D objects is introduced. The validity of the proposed metric has been tested against a number of different 3D watermarking algorithms, showing an excellent match with the subjective evaluation of the quality stemming from the pshycovisual experiments.