Post-production facial performance relighting using reflectance transfer

Pieter Peers, Naoki Tamura, Wojciech Matusik, Paul Debevec
2007 ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 papers on - SIGGRAPH '07  
Figure 1 : From left to right: A reference (source) subject relit with the desired target illumination. A frame of the performance (target) actor captured under uniform illumination. The quotient image of the reference actor relit using the target illumination and the uniform performance illumination warped into the pose of the performance actor. The performance actor with the desired shading transferred from relit reference actor using the quotient image. Abstract We propose a novel
more » ... tion facial performance relighting system for human actors. Our system uses just a dataset of viewdependent facial appearances with a neutral expression, captured for a static subject using a Light Stage apparatus. For the actual performance, however, a potentially different actor is captured under known, but static, illumination. During post-production, the reflectance field of the reference dataset actor is transferred onto the dynamic performance, enabling image-based relighting of the entire sequence. Our approach makes post-production relighting more practical and could easily be incorporated in a traditional production pipeline since it does not require additional hardware during principal photography. Additionally, we show that our system is suitable for real-time post-production illumination editing.
doi:10.1145/1275808.1276442 fatcat:6zh2y7zskna7tppcm3ximqeir4