10:30am - 11:30am

Friday 6 September 2019

Rapid 3D avatar creation using commodity depth cameras

Principal Research Scientist at KIST, South Korea / Professor at UST, South Korea.


University of Surrey
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Hwasup Lim

I will present a rapid and fully automatic 3D avatar creation system that can produce personalized 3D avatars within two minutes using two depth cameras and a motorized turntable. The created 3D avatar is able to make all the details of facial expressions and whole body motions including fingers.

To our best knowledge, it is the first completely automatic system that can generate realistic 3D avatars in the common 3D file format, which is ready for the direct use in virtual reality applications or various services. 

Short biography

Hwasup Lim received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007. He was a R&D staff member at the Advanced Media Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) from 2007 to 2011, where his research focused on TOF depth image processing, and 3D human modeling and tracking.

He is currently a principal research scientist at the Center for Imaging Media Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). His research interests include RGBD image-based human modeling and tracking.

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