Facial fattening and slimming simulation based on skull structure

Tsukasa Fukusato, Masahiro Fujisaki, Takuya Kato, Shigeo Morishima

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In this paper, we introduce a technique of facial fattening (or slimming) simulation from a frontal facial image. In previous work, data-driven approaches enable a rapid design of fattening and slimming images that reflect realistic facial shapes; however, they focus only on facial surface such as facial landmarks, so it is difficult to consider any anatomical model such as skull structure. Then, we construct a novel facial database, which contains sets of frontal facial image and MRI image. Based on our database, we estimate 2D skull structure from the input image, and define a fattening (or slimming) rule and a skull-based constraint. As a result, we can generate a natural deformed image for fattening and slimming simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Fattening and slimming simulation
  • MRI image
  • Principal component analysis
  • Skull landmarks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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