People Snapshot Dataset

Video Based Reconstruction of 3D People Models

Thiemo Alldieck1, Marcus Magnor1, Weipeng Xu2, Christian Theobalt2 and Gerard Pons-Moll2
1Computer Graphics Lab, TU Braunschweig  2Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarland Informatics Campus

CVPR 2018 (spotlight), Salt Lake City, USA

Abstract

This paper describes how to obtain accurate 3D body models and texture of arbitrary people from a single, monocular video in which a person is moving. Based on a parametric body model, we present a robust processing pipeline achieving 3D model fits with 5mm accuracy also for clothed people. Our main contribution is a method to nonrigidly deform the silhouette cones corresponding to the dynamic human silhouettes, resulting in a visual hull in a common reference frame that enables surface reconstruction. This enables efficient estimation of a consensus 3D shape, texture and implanted animation skeleton based on a large number of frames. We present evaluation results for a number of test subjects and analyze overall performance. Requiring only a smartphone or webcam, our method enables everyone to create their own fully animatable digital double, e.g., for social VR applications or virtual try-on for online fashion shopping.



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Paper

@inproceedings{alldieck2018video,
  title = {Video Based Reconstruction of 3D People Models},
  author = {Alldieck, Thiemo and Magnor, Marcus and Xu, Weipeng and Theobalt, Christian and Pons-Moll, Gerard},
  booktitle = {{IEEE} Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},
  note = {{CVPR} Spotlight Paper},
  year = {2018}
}