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3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image Using a Single Reference Face Shape

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3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image Using a Single Reference Face Shape
—Human faces are remarkably similar in global properties, including size, aspect ratio, and location of main features, but can vary considerably in details across individuals, gender, race, or due to facial expression. We propose a novel method for 3D shape recovery of faces that exploits the similarity of faces. Our method obtains as input a single image and uses a mere single 3D reference model of a different person’s face. Classical reconstruction methods from single images, i.e. shape-from-shading, require knowledge of the reflectance properties and lighting as well as depth values for boundary conditions. Recent methods circumvent these requirements by representing input faces as combinations (of hundreds) of stored 3D models. We propose instead to use the input image as a guide to ”mold” a single reference model to reach a reconstruction of the sought 3D shape. Our method assumes Lambertian reflectance and uses harmonic representations of lighting. It has been tested on i...
Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Ronen Basri
Added 14 May 2011
Updated 14 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where PAMI
Authors Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Ronen Basri
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