Novel correspondence-based approach for consistent human skeleton extraction

Kang Wang, Abdul Razzaq, Zhongke Wu, Feng Tian, Sajid Ali, Taorui Jia, Xingce Wang, Mingquan Zhou
2015 Multimedia tools and applications  
This paper presents a novel base-points-driven shape correspondence (BSC) approach to extract skeletons of articulated objects from 3D mesh shapes. The skeleton extraction based on BSC approach is more accurate than the traditional direct skeleton extraction methods. Since 3D shapes provide more geometric information, BSC offers the consistent information between the source shape and the target shapes. We first extract the skeleton from a template such as the source shape automatically. Then,
more » ... e skeletons of the target shapes of different poses are generated based on the correspondence relationship with the source shape. The accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated through a comprehensive performance evaluation on multiple benchmark datasets. The results of the proposed approach can be applied to various applications such as skeleton-driven animation, shape segmentation and human motion analysis.
doi:10.1007/s11042-015-2629-y fatcat:acfl6rfdk5b6bps5lvha4iar5u