3D reconstruction from a single image for a Chinese talking face

Ning Liu*, Ning Fang, Seiichiro Kamata

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper proposes an automatic 3D reconstruction approach for a Chinese talking face by a generic model and a single image. Firstly, an improved color-based ASM method is used to detect the face area and get the 2D face feature points automatically from the given image, which is not restricted to full frontal one. Then, color information is used to correct the location of face feature points. Finally, after text mapping, a particular and realistic 3D face model is deformed from a generic model. Using ASM face feature points extraction and correction based on skin color model, the problem of side face information missing is successfully resolved. Depending on only one image and one generic model, the computing cost of memory and time is largely reduced. The 3D face reconstructed can be easily deformed to form different expressions and mouth shapes. Experiments show that this approach is fast and efficient and has an output of a lifelike Chinese talking face.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2010 - 2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2010 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2010 Nov 212010 Nov 24

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


Other2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2010


  • 3D reconstruction
  • Feature points extraction
  • Skin model
  • Talking face
  • Texture mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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