BMVC91 pp 226-232 | Cite as

Synthetic Images of Faces — An Approach to Model-Based Face Recognition

  • Andrew C. Aitchison
  • Ian Craw


We present a method of generating realistic views of the head of any individual from a single photograph of the individual and a generic model of a human head.

The generic model is distorted so that it projects correctly onto the photograph. This is done by finding the least energy position of a springframe model, some of whose vertices are constrained to lie on particular features in the photograph.

This gives us a model of the individual, which is then texture mapped using the original photograph to generate the final view. This is perceived to be a realistic view of the individual, even if the model is quite crude.


Human Head Realistic View Facial Animation Original Photograph British Machine Vision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew C. Aitchison
    • 1
  • Ian Craw
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland

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