"Facial Cartography: Interactive High-Resolution Scan Correspondence"
Cyrus A. Wilson, Oleg Alexander, Borom Tunwattanapong, Pieter Peers, Abhijeet Ghosh, Jay Busch, Arno Hartholt, and Paul Debevec

ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Talks, August 2011
Abstract
We present a semi-automatic technique for computing surface correspondences between 3D facial scans in different expressions, such that scan data can be mapped into a common domain for facial animation. The technique can accurately correspond high-resolution scans of widely differing expressions -- without requiring intermediate pose sequences -- such that they can be used, together with reflectance maps, to create high-quality blendshape-based facial animation. We optimize correspondences through a combination of Image, Shape, and Internal forces, as well as Directable forces to allow a user to interactively guide and refine the solution. Key to our method is a novel representation, called an Active Visage, that balances the advantages of both deformable templates and correspondence computation in a 2D canonical domain. We show that our semi-automatic technique achieves more robust results than automated correspondence alone, and is more precise than is practical with unaided manual input.


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  • Cyrus A. Wilson, Oleg Alexander, Borom Tunwattanapong, Pieter Peers, Abhijeet Ghosh, Jay Busch, Arno Hartholt, and Paul Debevec, "Facial Cartography: Interactive Scan Correspondence", Proceedings of ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, pages 205-214, Vancouver, Canada, August 2011,
Bibtex
@misc{Wilson:2011:FCI:Talk,
author = {Wilson, Cyrus A. and Alexander, Oleg and Tunwattanapong, Borom and Peers, Pieter and Ghosh, Abhijeet and Busch, Jay and Hartholt, Arno and Debevec, Paul},
title = {Facial Cartography: Interactive High-Resolution Scan Correspondence},
month = {August},
year = {2011},
howpublished = {ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Talks}
doi = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2037826.2037837},
}
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