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Large pose 3D face reconstruction from a single image via direct volumetric CNN regression

Jackson, Aaron S.; Bulat, Adrian; Argyriou, Vasileios; Tzimiropoulos, Georgios

Authors

Aaron S. Jackson

Adrian Bulat adrian.bulat@nottingham.ac.uk

Vasileios Argyriou

Georgios Tzimiropoulos



Abstract

3D face reconstruction is a fundamental Computer Vision problem of extraordinary difficulty. Current systems often assume the availability of multiple facial images (sometimes from the same subject) as input, and must address a number of methodological challenges such as establishing dense correspondences across large facial poses, expressions, and non-uniform illumination. In general these methods require complex and inefficient pipelines for model building and fitting. In this work, we propose to address many of these limitations by training a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) on an appropriate dataset consisting of 2D images and 3D facial models or scans. Our CNN works with just a single 2D facial image, does not require accurate alignment nor establishes dense correspondence between images, works for arbitrary facial poses and expressions, and can be used to reconstruct the whole 3D facial geometry (including the non-visible parts of the face) bypassing the construction (during training) and fitting (during testing) of a 3D Morphable Model. We achieve this via a simple CNN architecture that performs direct regression of a volumetric representation of the 3D facial geometry from a single 2D image. We also demonstrate how the related task of facial landmark localization can be incorporated into the proposed framework and help improve reconstruction quality, especially for the cases of large poses and facial expressions. Code and models will be made available at http://aaronsplace.co.uk

Publication Date Oct 24, 2017
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APA6 Citation Jackson, A. S., Bulat, A., Argyriou, V., & Tzimiropoulos, G. (2017). Large pose 3D face reconstruction from a single image via direct volumetric CNN regression
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8237379/
Related Public URLs http://iccv2017.thecvf.com/
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on Computer Vision ISBN 9781538610329

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