Head Reconstruction from Internet Photos [article]

Shu Liang, Linda G. Shapiro, Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman
2018 arXiv   pre-print
3D face reconstruction from Internet photos has recently produced exciting results. A person's face, e.g., Tom Hanks, can be modeled and animated in 3D from a completely uncalibrated photo collection. Most methods, however, focus solely on face area and mask out the rest of the head. This paper proposes that head modeling from the Internet is a problem we can solve. We target reconstruction of the rough shape of the head. Our method is to gradually "grow" the head mesh starting from the frontal
more » ... face and extending to the rest of views using photometric stereo constraints. We call our method boundary-value growing algorithm. Results on photos of celebrities downloaded from the Internet are presented.
arXiv:1809.04763v1 fatcat:4zra4mtx7fg2fkkqujantu3kei