3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, International Symposium on (2004)
Sept. 6, 2004 to Sept. 9, 2004
W. A. P. Smith , The University of York, UK
A. Robles-Kelly , The University of York, UK
E. R. Hancock , The University of York, UK
We present a facial view synthesis technique based on explicit shape and reflectance information extracted from a single image. The technique combines an image based reflectance estimation process with a novel method of interpolating between needle-maps recovered using shape from shading. This allows images of a face to be synthesised under novel lighting, pose and skin reflectance given only one example image. We exploit facial symmetry by reflecting the needle-map of a rotated face to yield the needle-map of the face rotated in the opposite direction. This provides two needle-maps between which interpolation can be performed.
W. A. Smith, E. R. Hancock and A. Robles-Kelly, "Facial View Synthesis from a Single Image using Shape from Shading," 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, International Symposium on(3DPVT), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004, pp. 510-517.