Detailed 3D human body reconstruction from multi-view images combining voxel super-resolution and learned implicit representation

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The task of reconstructing detailed 3D human body models from images is interesting but challenging in computer vision due to the high freedom of human bodies. This work proposes a coarse-to-fine method to reconstruct detailed 3D human body from multi-view images combining Voxel Super-Resolution (VSR) based on learning the implicit representation. Firstly, the coarse 3D models are estimated by learning an Pixel-aligned Implicit Function based on Multi-scale Features (MF-PIFu) which are extracted by multi-stage hourglass networks from the multi-view images. Then, taking the low resolution voxel grids which are generated by the coarse 3D models as input, the VSR is implemented by learning an implicit function through a multi-stage 3D convolutional neural network. Finally, the refined detailed 3D human body models can be produced by VSR which can preserve the details and reduce the false reconstruction of the coarse 3D models. Benefiting from the implicit representation, the training process in our method is memory efficient and the detailed 3D human body produced by our method from multi-view images is the continuous decision boundary with high-resolution geometry. In addition, the coarse-to-fine method based on MF-PIFu and VSR can remove false reconstructions and preserve the appearance details in the final reconstruction, simultaneously. In the experiments, our method quantitatively and qualitatively achieves the competitive 3D human body models from images with various poses and shapes on both the real and synthetic datasets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6739-6759
JournalApplied Intelligence
Issue number6
Early online date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)

Free keywords

  • Detailed 3D human body
  • Implicit representation
  • Multi-scale features
  • Multi-view images
  • Voxel super-resolution


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