CppCon 2015 3D Face Tracking and Reconstruction using Modern C++—Patrik Huber

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3D Face Tracking and Reconstruction using Modern C++

by Patrik Huber

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Summary of the talk:

In this talk, I will present my work in computer vision, namely landmark detection and 3D face tracking, and the two C++ libraries that were developed in the process. The first part of the talk will give an introduction to detecting facial landmark points and work through a hello-world code example that presents and uses the superviseddescent library, a cross-platform library for cascaded regression that can be used to solve problems like landmark detection or pose estimation. The second part of the talk will present an approach that uses the found landmarks from the first part to use a 3D face model to track a person's face. With the library presented in the process, we hope to make 3D models easier to use and more widespread in the community. Both libraries are designed to be lightweight and simple to use, and try to follow modern C++11/14 programming paradigms. The talk concludes with my views on code sustainability in academia and a wish list of standard library features for computer vision.

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