Title: Flexible facial morphing

Authors: Yang-Ta Kao; Fu-Wen Yang; Hwei Jen Lin

Addresses: Department of Commerce Technology and Management, Chihlee Institute of Technology, 313, Sec. 1, Wunhua Rd., Banciao District, New Taipei City 22050, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, No. 151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, No. 151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan

Abstract: In the paper, we propose a facial morphing system that uses the triangulation algorithm and linear interpolation associated with a set of indicated control points to introduce a sequence of intermediate images between the source image and the target image. The proposed system provides a guidance mode for the users so that they can follow the online instruction to mark each of the control points. With those control points the system can automatically perform triangulation algorithm and produce the intermediate images for morphing. The experimental results show that the proposed system is flexible to use and provides quite natural morphing results. In addition, the system has no limit to the shape, size, and plane rotation of the faces in both the source image and the target image.

Keywords: flexible facial morphing; active appearance model; AAM; image morphing; triangulation algorithm; linear interpolation; control points; multimedia; image processing; computational photography.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2015.072644

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2015 Vol.11 No.3, pp.312 - 321

Available online: 23 Oct 2015 *

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