Toward Image-Based Facial Hair Modeling

Proceedings of the 26th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG 2010), May 2010
 

Abstract

In this paper we present a novel efficient and fully automated technique to synthesize realistic facial hair -such as beards and eyebrows- on 3D head models. The method requires registered texture images of a target model on which hair needs to be generated. In a first stage of our two-step ap- proach a statistical measure for hair density is computed for each pixel of the texture. In addition, other geometric fea- tures such as 2D pixel orientations are extracted, which are subsequently used to generate a 3D model of the individual hair strands. Missing or incomplete information is estimated based on statistical models derived from a database of tex- ture images of over 70 individuals. Using the new approach, characteristics of the hair extracted from a given head may be also transferred to another target.

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@MISC{,
        author = {Lay Herrrera, Tomas and Zinke, Arno and Weber, Andreas and Vetter, Thomas},
         title = {Toward Image-Based Facial Hair Modeling},
          year = {2010},
         month = may,
  howpublished = {Proceedings of the 26th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG 2010)},
      abstract = {In this paper we present a novel efficient and fully automated
                  technique to synthesize realistic facial hair -such as beards
                  and eyebrows- on 3D head models. The method requires
                  registered texture images of a target model on which hair
                  needs to be generated. In a first stage of our two-step ap-
                  proach a statistical measure for hair density is computed for
                  each pixel of the texture. In addition, other geometric fea-
                  tures such as 2D pixel orientations are extracted, which are
                  subsequently used to generate a 3D model of the individual
                  hair strands. Missing or incomplete information is estimated
                  based on statistical models derived from a database of tex-
                  ture images of over 70 individuals. Using the new approach,
                  characteristics of the hair extracted from a given head may
                  be also transferred to another target.}
}