Reconstructing 3D Facial Shape Using Spherical Harmonics

  • Chengming Zou
  • Guanghui Zhao
  • Edwin R. Hancock
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5716)


It is now well established that 3D facial shape can be effectively and conveniently reconstructed using spherical harmonics. This paper extends the state-of-the-art by showing how to recover a 3D facial shape reconstruction using a spherical parameterization and minimizing a Harmonic Energy based on spherical medians. The solution is formulated as a linear system and we propose an iterative residual fitting algorithm (LSQR-IRF) to solve it. We demonstrate the effectivenss of the method on range-data.


Spherical Harmonics Reconstruction 3D Facial Shape 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengming Zou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guanghui Zhao
    • 1
  • Edwin R. Hancock
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of YorkYorkUK

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