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Selfie to Avatar - Creating a 3D Model of a Face from Front and Side View Photos

Högström, Mikael LU (2016) In Master's Theses in Mathematical Sciences FMA820 20151
Mathematics (Faculty of Engineering)
Abstract
In this thesis we present a system for creating a textured, animated 3D model of a user’s face in real time. The model, which we call an avatar, is reconstructed from two photos of a subject, one from a front view and one from a side view. Each photo is segmented using Active Shape Models. The shapes determined by the segmentation are used to reconstruct a 3D model and the pixel colors of the images are used to texture it. In order to evaluate the system, we use a test where test respondents try to match real world photos of people to their corresponding avatars. Although we do not take any special care of modelling hair, which is a difficult problem, we achieve a recognition rate of 82.7 % which demonstrates that our method already can... (More)
In this thesis we present a system for creating a textured, animated 3D model of a user’s face in real time. The model, which we call an avatar, is reconstructed from two photos of a subject, one from a front view and one from a side view. Each photo is segmented using Active Shape Models. The shapes determined by the segmentation are used to reconstruct a 3D model and the pixel colors of the images are used to texture it. In order to evaluate the system, we use a test where test respondents try to match real world photos of people to their corresponding avatars. Although we do not take any special care of modelling hair, which is a difficult problem, we achieve a recognition rate of 82.7 % which demonstrates that our method already can provide realistic avatars of a person with little input from the user. (Less)
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author
Högström, Mikael LU
supervisor
organization
course
FMA820 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
image analysis, active shape models, automatic avatar creation, 3D graphics
publication/series
Master's Theses in Mathematical Sciences
report number
LUTFMA-3288-2016
ISSN
1404-6342
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2016:E4
language
English
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8567678
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2016-04-12 16:36:27
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  abstract     = {In this thesis we present a system for creating a textured, animated 3D model of a user’s face in real time. The model, which we call an avatar, is reconstructed from two photos of a subject, one from a front view and one from a side view. Each photo is segmented using Active Shape Models. The shapes determined by the segmentation are used to reconstruct a 3D model and the pixel colors of the images are used to texture it. In order to evaluate the system, we use a test where test respondents try to match real world photos of people to their corresponding avatars. Although we do not take any special care of modelling hair, which is a difficult problem, we achieve a recognition rate of 82.7 % which demonstrates that our method already can provide realistic avatars of a person with little input from the user.},
  author       = {Högström, Mikael},
  issn         = {1404-6342},
  keyword      = {image analysis,active shape models,automatic avatar creation,3D graphics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Master's Theses in Mathematical Sciences},
  title        = {Selfie to Avatar - Creating a 3D Model of a Face from Front and Side View Photos},
  year         = {2016},
}