3D Face Modeling From Diverse Raw Scan Data

Feng Liu, Luan Tran, Xiaoming Liu; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 9408-9418


Traditional 3D face models learn a latent representation of faces using linear subspaces from limited scans of a single database. The main roadblock of building a large-scale face model from diverse 3D databases lies in the lack of dense correspondence among raw scans. To address these problems, this paper proposes an innovative framework to jointly learn a nonlinear face model from a diverse set of raw 3D scan databases and establish dense point-to-point correspondence among their scans. Specifically, by treating input scans as unorganized point clouds, we explore the use of PointNet architectures for converting point clouds to identity and expression feature representations, from which the decoder networks recover their 3D face shapes. Further, we propose a weakly supervised learning approach that does not require correspondence label for the scans. We demonstrate the superior dense correspondence and representation power of our proposed method, and its contribution to single-image 3D face reconstruction.

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author = {Liu, Feng and Tran, Luan and Liu, Xiaoming},
title = {3D Face Modeling From Diverse Raw Scan Data},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}