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An Approach for Unknown Human Face 3D reconstruction basing on skull 3D model

By Vladimir A. Knyaz, Sergey S. Abramov B, Sergey Yu. Zheltov A, Dmitry G. Stepanyants A and Elena B. Saltykova A

Abstract

The problem human face shape reconstruction basing on information about human skull is very important for many applications beginning with archeology and finishing with crime expertise. World recognition was received with a face shape reconstruction technique proposed by M. Gerasimov [1]. This method up to now is the general method for face reconstruction of unknown person. It operates with the real human skull and allows to an expert to reconstruct the face shape with special sculptor wax dealing with known thickness of face over the skull. Recent progress in development of 3D scanning system provides the means and techniques for generation of metric 3D models for a skull thus creating a background for development a method for automated unknown human face virtual reconstruction. This paper presents the approach for reconstruction of human face basing on metric skull 3D model and arbitrary 3D model of human face. Skull 3D models were obtained using automated PC-based digital photogrammetric system for skull 3D reconstruction. 3D model of a human face for method development was produced also by photogrammetric technique

Topics: 3D reconstruction, close-range photogrammetry
Year: 2011
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