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InverseFaceNet: Deep Single-Shot Inverse Face Rendering From A Single Image

Abstract · Mar 31, 2017 15:47 ·


Arxiv Abstract

  • Hyeongwoo Kim
  • Michael Zollhöfer
  • Ayush Tewari
  • Justus Thies
  • Christian Richardt
  • Christian Theobalt

We introduce InverseFaceNet, a deep convolutional inverse rendering framework for faces that jointly estimates facial pose, shape, expression, reflectance and illumination from a single input image in a single shot. By estimating all these parameters from just a single image, advanced editing possibilities on a single face image, such as appearance editing and relighting, become feasible. Previous learning-based face reconstruction approaches do not jointly recover all dimensions, or are severely limited in terms of visual quality. In contrast, we propose to recover high-quality facial pose, shape, expression, reflectance and illumination using a deep neural network that is trained using a large, synthetically created dataset. Our approach builds on a novel loss function that measures model-space similarity directly in parameter space and significantly improves reconstruction accuracy. In addition, we propose an analysis-by-synthesis breeding approach which iteratively updates the synthetic training corpus based on the distribution of real-world images, and we demonstrate that this strategy outperforms completely synthetically trained networks. Finally, we show high-quality reconstructions and compare our approach to several state-of-the-art approaches.

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