Towards building a 4D morphable face model

Martin Breidt, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Cristóbal Curio

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Morphable models have proven to be very successful for analyzing and synthesizing 2D and 3D recordings of faces. They are used extensively in computer vision, computer graphics as well as in psychology research. The growing interest in extending this work from static to dynamic faces [Curio et al. 2010] has led us to build a large database of three-dimensional facial deformation data. In comparison to other databases, this database contains a large corpus of facial deformations that were carefully put into dense correspondence. From that we can obtain generative facial expression models to build a "4D Morphable Face Model", extending previous work for identity [Blanz and Vetter 1999].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - FAA 2010
Subtitle of host publicationACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, FAA 2010 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2010 Oct 212010 Oct 21

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


OtherACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, FAA 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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