Automatic 3D face reconstruction from single images or video

Breuer, Pia and Kim, Kwang In and Kienzle, Wolf and Schölkopf, Bernhard and Blanz, Volker (2008) Automatic 3D face reconstruction from single images or video. In: Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition, 2008. FG '08. 8th IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781424421534

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This paper presents a fully automated algorithm for reconstructing a textured 3D model of a face from a single photograph or a raw video stream. The algorithm is based on a combination of Support Vector Machines (SVMs) and a Morphable Model of 3D faces. After SVM face detection, individual facial features are detected using a novel regression- and classification-based approach, and probabilistically plausible configurations of features are selected to produce a list of candidates for several facial feature positions. In the next step, the configurations of feature points are evaluated using a novel criterion that is based on a Morphable Model and a combination of linear projections. To make the algorithm robust with respect to head orientation, this process is iterated while the estimate of pose is refined. Finally, the feature points initialize a model-fitting procedure of the Morphable Model. The result is a high resolution 3D surface model.

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