Generating 3D Faces from 2D Photographs

Generating 3D Faces from 2D Photographs

Aaron Jackson, Adrian Bulat, Vasileios Argyriou and Georgios Tzimiropoulos
of the Computer Vision Laboratory of the University of Nottingham built a neural network that generates a full 3D image of a single portrait photograph. They turn a photograph like this…

PVDL corporate

… into an accurately creepy 3D image like this.

faceimage

You can try it with your own or other photographs here. I found that images with white background get the best results. On their project website you can read more about the underlying convolutional neural network.

Update 21-10-2017: One of my favorite YouTube channels explains how the models were trained and the data used:

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