FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION FROM SKULL USING FREE FORM DEFORMATION

Ariya Namvong, Rungrote Nilthong
International Journal of Criminal Investigation   unpublished
The purpose of facial reconstruction is to estimate the facial outlook from a discovered skull with the intention to provide a positive effect for deceased identification. In this paper, we tried to develop a novel method for facial reconstruction through the use of Free Form Deformation. The target face was obtained by deforming the craniometric landmarks of known skull into unknown skull. Forcing soft tissue on the known skull to the unknown skull with correspondent deformation gives the
more » ... tion gives the desired shape of the soft tissue for the unknown skull. Modified from Rhine's landmarks, the 33 craniometric landmarks were used in this work. For the deformation process, the application of Free Form Deformation was employed. The resulting face from this scheme shows promising forensic facial reconstruction.
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