Abstract

We address the problem of estimating human body shape from 3D scans over time. Reliable estimation of 3D body shape is necessary for many applications including virtual try-on, health monitoring, and avatar creation for virtual reality. Scanning bodies in minimal clothing, however, presents a practical barrier to these applications. We address this problem by estimating body shape under clothing from a sequence of 3D scans. Previous methods that have exploited statistical models of body shape produce overly smooth shapes lacking personalized details. In this paper we contribute a new approach to recover not only an approximate shape of the person, but also their detailed shape. Our approach allows the estimated shape to deviate from a parametric model to fit the 3D scans. We demonstrate the method using high quality 4D data as well as sequences of visual hulls extracted from multi-view images. We also make available a new high quality 4D dataset that enables quantitative evaluation. Our method outperforms the previous state of the art, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

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Referencing BUFF

Here are the Bibtex snippets for citing MPI Buff in your work.

@InProceedings{Zhang_2017_CVPR,
    author = {Zhang, Chao and Pujades, Sergi and Black, Michael J. and Pons-Moll, Gerard},
    title = {Detailed, Accurate, Human Shape Estimation From Clothed 3D Scan Sequences},
    booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
    month = {July},
    year = {2017}
}

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