We propose a novel and simple framework that solves two popular problems in digital photography: 2D face synthesis and 3D face modeling. 2D face synthesis aims at creating a new face, usually by mixing two or more portraits. We extend this notion to the combination of human and statue faces. The goal of 3D face modeling is to reconstruct a face in three dimensions from one or several images. These two tasks are often treated as separate problems although they both consider face modeling. In this paper, we propose a unified and general framework for both 2D and 3D cases that runs in a fully automatic manner. Our work also creates stereoscopic views for entertainment 3D display. Experimental results and subjective tests have confirmed the validity of our approach.
|Soonkee Chung, Jean-Charles Bazin, In So Kweon
|IEEE Internetional Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)