Facebook Research Releases Tech To Create 3D Models of People From Photographs


Facebook Research has released technology to create 3D models of people from photographs, reports shirappu:

The technology, called PIFuHD, takes photographs of people and reconstructs them in 3D. The tech works on deep neural networks with multi-level architecture that allows for high resolution and accuracy in 3D models even at low levels of memory. More is available in the detail-heavy research paper.

Applications for this kind of automated image digitization include medical imaging and virtual reality, and the researchers have released a version of the model for users to try out themselves on Google Colab.