This paper addresses 3D reconstruction and modeling of time-varying real objects using multicamera video. The work consists of two phases. In the first phase, the initial shape of the object is recovered from its silhouettes using a surface deformation model. The same deformation model is also employed in the second phase to track the recovered initial shape through the time-varying silhouette information by surface evolution. The surface deformation/evolution model allows us to construct a spatially and temporally smooth surface mesh representation having fixed connectivity. This eventually leads to an overall space-time representation that preserves the semantics of the underlying motion and that is much more efficient to process, to visualize, to store and to transmit. © 2006 IEEE.