CSIRO Face Analysis software development kit
The CSIRO Face Analysis software development kit (SDK) contains a number of useful components that can extract and utilise the geometry of a face found in video. This release includes a real time non-rigid face tracker and an expression transfer component that can be used to animate an avatar. The software builds upon our well known Constrained Local Model (CLM) facial landmark detection/tracking architecture. It has been optimized in terms of computational efficiency and detection/tracking accuracy. Further, we have integrated this with our previous work in avatar generation and animation. This component of our SDK is able to generate an avatar from a single face image, and then animate (in real-time) it to cover a broad class of expressions and head poses using input from our face detection/tracking module.
The SDK is written in C++ and provides a number of utility programs, an application programming interface and demonstration programs for PC. Users should download the source zip and compile.
CSIRO has filed various patents which cover the Software.
CSIRO grants to you a license to any patents granted for inventions implemented by the Software for academic, research and non-commercial use only.
CSIRO hereby reserves all rights to its inventions implemented by the Software and any patents subsequently granted for those inventions that are not expressly granted to you.
Should you wish to license the patents relating to the Software for commercial use please contact CSIRO IP & Licensing, Gautam Tendulkar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nick Marsh (email@example.com).
Citing the SDK
If you use the CSIRO Face Analysis SDK in any publications, we ask that you cite the SDK and the component specific papers.
The appropriate publication for the SDK is,
- M. Cox, J. Nuevo, J.Saragih and S. Lucey, “CSIRO Face Analysis SDK“, AFGR 2013. [publisher] [PDF]
The face tracking component is based on the publication,
- J. Saragih, S. Lucey and J. Cohn, “Deformable Model Fitting by Regularized Landmark Mean-Shift“, IJCV 2011. [publisher] [PDF]
The expression transfer component is based on the publication,
- J. Saragih, S. Lucey and J. Cohn, “Real-time Avatar Animation from a Single Image“, AFGR Workshop 2011. [publisher] [PDF]
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