Facial Age Simulation using Age-specific 3D Models and Recursive PCA

Anastasios Maronidis, Andreas Lanitis

Abstract

Facial age simulation is a topic that has been gaining increasing interest in computer vision. In this paper, a novel age simulation method that utilizes age-specific shape and texture models is proposed. During the process of generating age-specific shape models, 3D face measurements acquired from real human faces are used in order to tune a generic 3D face shape model to represent face shapes belonging to certain age groups. A number of diagnostic studies have been conducted in order to validate the compatibility of the tuned shape models with the corresponding age groups. The shape age-simulation process utilizes age-specific shape models that incorporate age-related constraints during a 3D shape reconstruction phase. Age simulation is completed by predicting the texture at the target age based on a recursive PCA method that aims to superimpose age-related texture modifications in a way that preserves identity-related characteristics of the subject in the source image. Preliminary results indicate the potential of the proposed method.

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Maronidis A. and Lanitis A. (2013). Facial Age Simulation using Age-specific 3D Models and Recursive PCA . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-47-1, pages 663-668. DOI: 10.5220/0004290606630668


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@conference{visapp13,
author={Anastasios Maronidis and Andreas Lanitis},
title={Facial Age Simulation using Age-specific 3D Models and Recursive PCA},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={663-668},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004290606630668},
isbn={978-989-8565-47-1},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2013)
TI - Facial Age Simulation using Age-specific 3D Models and Recursive PCA
SN - 978-989-8565-47-1
AU - Maronidis A.
AU - Lanitis A.
PY - 2013
SP - 663
EP - 668
DO - 10.5220/0004290606630668