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Unsupervised Dense Deformation Embedding Network for Template-Free Shape Correspondence
Shape correspondence from 3D deformation learning has attracted appealing academy interests recently. Nevertheless, current deep learning based methods require the supervision of dense annotations to learn per-point translations, which severely over-parameterize the deformation process. Moreover, they fail to capture local geometric details of original shape via global feature embedding. To address these challenges, we develop a new Unsupervised Dense Deformation Embedding Network (i.e., UD2E-Net), which learns to predict deformations between non-rigid shapes from dense local features. Since it is non-trivial to match deformation-variant local features for deformation prediction, we develop an Extrinsic-Intrinsic Autoencoder to frst encode extrinsic geometric features from source into intrinsic coordinates in a shared canonical shape, with which the decoder then synthesizes corresponding target features. Moreover, a bounded maximum mean discrepancy loss is developed to mitigate the distribution divergence between the synthesized and original features. To learn natural deformation without dense supervision, we introduce a coarse parameterized deformation graph, for which a novel trace and propagation algorithm is proposed to improve both the quality and effciency of the deformation. Our UD2E-Net outperforms state-of-the-art unsupervised methods by 24% on Faust Inter challenge and even supervised methods by 13% on Faust Intra challenge.