Head modeling with camera auto-calibration and deformation

Hassanpour R., Atalay V.

International Fall Workshop on Vision Modeling and Visualization 2000, Erlangen, Germany, 20 - 22 November 2002, pp.3-11 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Erlangen
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-11
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A 3D head modeling method from a sequence of 2D images is described. The views from which the input images are acquired are not calibrated., Therefore, an auto-calibration method for a sequence of images with small rotations and translation is developed. For this purpose, we have modified an already existing auto-calibration algorithm to incorporate known aspect ratio and skew values to make it applicable for small rotation around a single axis. We apply this auto-calibration technique to head (face) modeling. Three dimensional positions of known facial features computed from two dimensional images are used to. deform a generic head model by using a spring based energy minimization method.