End-to-end 3D face reconstruction with deep neural networks

Pengfei Dou, Shishir K. Shah, Ioannis A. Kakadiaris

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Abstract

Monocular 3D facial shape reconstruction from a single 2D facial image has been an active research area due to its wide applications. Inspired by the success of deep neural networks (DNN), we propose a DNN-based approach for End-to-End 3D FAce Reconstruction (UH-E2FAR) from a single 2D image. Different from recent works that reconstruct and refine the 3D face in an iterative manner using both an RGB image and an initial 3D facial shape rendering, our DNN model is end-to-end, and thus the complicated 3D rendering process can be avoided. Moreover, we integrate in the DNN architecture two components, namely a multi-task loss function and a fusion convolutional neural network (CNN) to improve facial expression reconstruction. With the multi-task loss function, 3D face reconstruction is divided into neutral 3D facial shape reconstruction and expressive 3D facial shape reconstruction. The neutral 3D facial shape is class-specific. Therefore, higher layer features are useful. In comparison, the expressive 3D facial shape favors lower or intermediate layer features. With the fusion-CNN, features from different intermediate layers are fused and transformed for predicting the 3D expressive facial shape. Through extensive experiments, we demonstrate the superiority of our end-to-end framework in improving the accuracy of 3D face reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1503-1512
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604571
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Event30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2017Jul 26 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/21/177/26/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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