Title: A method of creating 3-D face images from 2-D photos for face recognition

Authors: Xin Guan, Hanqi Zhuang

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33496, USA. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33496, USA

Abstract: In this paper, a method of creating a Three-Dimensional (3-D) face image from one or more 2-D face images is proposed. The 3-D synthetic face is actually represented by parameters of a set of 3-D face images of other persons. When a 2-D probing photo is presented, a 3-D synthetic face image is projected onto the 2-D image plane, following the pose and illumination compensations. An optimisation algorithm is applied to minimise the error, once the algorithm converges, the depth and intensity parameters of the 3-D synthetic face image are obtained of the 2-D probing photo in the 3-D space.

Keywords: 3-D faces; face recreation; face recognition; biometric authentication; illumination; computer graphics; face images; 2-D photos; biometrics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBM.2011.037713

International Journal of Biometrics, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.40 - 55

Available online: 25 Dec 2010 *

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