Proceedings: GI 2003

Interactive Point-based Modeling of Complex Objects from Images

Pierre Poulin , Marc Stamminger , François Duranleau , Marie-Claude Frasson , George Drettakis

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2003: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11 - 13 June 2003, 11-20

DOI 10.20380/GI2003.02

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     title = {Interactive Point-based Modeling of Complex Objects from Images},
     author = {Pierre Poulin and Marc Stamminger and Fran{c{c}}ois Duranleau and Marie-Claude Frasson and George Drettakis},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 2003 Conference, June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada},
     organization = {CIPS, Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society},
     publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society and A K Peters Ltd.},
     issn = {0713-5424},
     isbn = {1-56881-207-8},
     location = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
     url = {},
     year = {2003},
     month = {June},
     pages = {11--20}


The creation of realistic 3D face models is still a fundamental problem in computer graphics. In this paper we present a novel method to obtain the 3D shape of an arbitrary human face using a sequence of silhouette images as input. Our face model is a linear combination of eigenheads, which are obtained by a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of laser-scanned 3D human faces. The coefficients of this linear decomposition are used as our model parameters. We introduce a near-automatic method for reconstructing a 3D face model whose silhouette images match closest to the set of input silhouettes.