ScoreHypo: Probabilistic Human Mesh Estimation with Hypothesis Scoring

Yuan Xu, Xiaoxuan Ma, Jiajun Su, Wentao Zhu, Yu Qiao, Yizhou Wang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2024, pp. 979-989


Monocular 3D human mesh estimation is an ill-posed problem characterized by inherent ambiguity and occlusion. While recent probabilistic methods propose generating multiple solutions little attention is paid to obtaining high-quality estimates from them. To address this limitation we introduce ScoreHypo a versatile framework by first leverages our novel HypoNet to generate multiple hypotheses followed by employing a meticulously designed scorer ScoreNet to evaluate and select high-quality estimates. ScoreHypo formulates the estimation process as a reverse denoising process where HypoNet produces a diverse set of plausible estimates that effectively align with the image cues. Subsequently ScoreNet is employed to rigorously evaluate and rank these estimates based on their quality and finally identify superior ones. Experimental results demonstrate that HypoNet outperforms existing state-of-the-art probabilistic methods as a multi-hypothesis mesh estimator. Moreover the estimates selected by ScoreNet significantly outperform random generation or simple averaging. Notably the trained ScoreNet exhibits generalizability as it can effectively score existing methods and significantly reduce their errors by more than 15%. Code and models are available at

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@InProceedings{Xu_2024_CVPR, author = {Xu, Yuan and Ma, Xiaoxuan and Su, Jiajun and Zhu, Wentao and Qiao, Yu and Wang, Yizhou}, title = {ScoreHypo: Probabilistic Human Mesh Estimation with Hypothesis Scoring}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2024}, pages = {979-989} }