Faces Database of the MPI for Biological Cybernetics


This database contains images of 7 views of 200 laser-scanned (Cyberware TM) heads without hair. The 200 head models were newly synthesized by morphing real scans to avoid close resemblances to individuals who might not want to appear on your computer screen or in your scientific publications. Currently, there are 5 sets of full 3D head models available. Please understand that we cannot provide more 3D head models as we are obliged to protect the identity of the other people.

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If LICENSEE desires to publish results obtained with the IMAGES, LICENSEE shall acknowledge the source of the IMAGES and its use in any publication by an appropriate citation, e.g., "The face database was provided by the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany".

The following paper about the creation of the face database should be cited:
Troje, N. and H. H. Bülthoff: Face recognition under varying poses: The role of texture and shape. Vision Research 36, 1761-1771 (1996).

The morphing technique used in creating the head models is described here:
Blanz, V. and T. Vetter: A Morphable Model for the Synthesis of 3D Faces. SIGGRAPH'99 Conference Proceedings, 187-194 (1999).

Both papers are available at http://www.kyb.mpg.de/bu/publication.html


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