Enhancing the symmetry and proportion of 3D face geometry

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2012, 18(10):1704-1716.

Qiqi Liao, Xiaogang Jin, Wenting Zeng

An example of 3D face geometry enhancement by our method. The top three images are the left profile, the frontal face and the right profile of an input 3D face model. The bottom three images are their corresponding enhanced versions.


We present an engine for enhancing the geometry of a 3D face mesh model while making the enhanced version share close similarity with the original. After obtaining the feature points of a given scanned 3D face model, we first perform a local and global symmetrization on the key facial features. We then apply an overall proportion optimization to the frontal face based on Neoclassical Canons and golden ratios. A nonlinear least-squares solution is adopted to adjust the feature points so that the face profile complies with the aesthetic criteria, which are derived from the profile cosmetology. Through the above processes, we obtain the optimized feature points, which will lead to a more attractive face. According to the original feature points and the optimized ones, we perform Laplacian deformation to adjust the remaining points of the face in order to preserve the geometric details. The analysis of user study in this paper validates the effectiveness of our 3D face geometry enhancement engine.


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author = {Qiqi Liao and Xiaogang Jin and Wenting Zeng},
title = {Enhancing the Symmetry and Proportion of 3D Face Geometry},
journal ={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
volume = {18},
issn = {1077-2626},
year = {2012},
pages = {1704-1716},
doi = {http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2012.26},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA},