A GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR FACE FITTING

David Hunter, Bernard P. Tiddeman, David I. Perrett

Abstract

Accurate estimation of the shape of human faces has many applications from the movie industry to psychological research. One well known method is to fit a Three Dimensional Morphable Model to a target image. This method is attractive as the faces it constructs are already projected onto an orthogonal basis making further manipulation and analysis easier. To date use of Morphable Models have been limited by the inaccuracy and inconvenience of current face-fitting methods. We present a method based on Genetic Algorithms that avoid the local minima and gradient image errors that current methods suffer from. It has the added advantage of requiring no manual interaction to initialise or guide the fitting process.

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Hunter D., P. Tiddeman B. and I. Perrett D. (2012). A GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR FACE FITTING . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-02-0, pages 115-120. DOI: 10.5220/0003816101150120


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp12,
author={David Hunter and Bernard P. Tiddeman and David I. Perrett},
title={A GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR FACE FITTING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={115-120},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003816101150120},
isbn={978-989-8565-02-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - A GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR FACE FITTING
SN - 978-989-8565-02-0
AU - Hunter D.
AU - P. Tiddeman B.
AU - I. Perrett D.
PY - 2012
SP - 115
EP - 120
DO - 10.5220/0003816101150120