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3D Morphable Face Models - Past, Present and Future




In this paper, we provide a detailed survey of 3D Morphable Face Models over the 20 years since they were first proposed. The challenges in building and applying these models, namely capture, modeling, image formation, and image analysis, are still active research topics, and we review the state-of-the-art in each of these areas. We also look ahead, identifying unsolved challenges, proposing directions for future research and highlighting the broad range of current and future applications.

Author(s): Bernhard Egger and William A. P. Smith and Ayush Tewari and Stefanie Wuhrer and Michael Zollhoefer and Thabo Beeler and Florian Bernard and Timo Bolkart and Adam Kortylewski and Sami Romdhani and Christian Theobalt and Volker Blanz and Thomas Vetter
Journal: ACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume: 39
Number (issue): 5
Year: 2020
Month: August

Department(s): Perceiving Systems
Bibtex Type: Article (article)
Paper Type: Journal

DOI: 10.1145/3395208

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  title = {3D Morphable Face Models - Past, Present and Future},
  author = {Egger, Bernhard and Smith, William A. P. and Tewari, Ayush and Wuhrer, Stefanie and Zollhoefer, Michael and Beeler, Thabo and Bernard, Florian and Bolkart, Timo and Kortylewski, Adam and Romdhani, Sami and Theobalt, Christian and Blanz, Volker and Vetter, Thomas},
  journal = {ACM Transactions on Graphics},
  volume = {39},
  number = {5},
  month = aug,
  year = {2020},
  month_numeric = {8}