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Modeling and Animating Realistic Faces from Images

Frédéric Pighin, Richard Szeliski, and David H. Salesin


We present a new set of techniques for modeling and animating realistic faces from photographs and videos. Given a set of face photographs taken simultaneously, our modeling technique allows the interactive recovery of a textured 3D face model. By repeating this process for several facial expressions, we acquire a set of face models that can be linearly combined to express a wide range of expressions. Given a video sequence, this linear face model can be used to estimate the face position, orientation, and facial expression at each frame.We illustrate these techniques on several datasets and demonstrate robust estimations of detailed face geometry and motion.


Publication typeArticle
Published inInternational Journal of Computer Vision
PublisherSpringer Verlag
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