The purpose of this project was to morph one face into another using Delaunay tringulation. Since we want certain features, such as eyes, noes, ears, etc, to be matched between the two faces, we define correspondances between the two images for a morphing that looks natural.
Once two faces can be morphed successfully, five, fifty, or even hundred faces can be morphed together. By morphing hundred faces of people, we can get a mean face image, which is the average face of the hundred people.
Afterwards, using the average mean face, we can morph the mean face to our own faces. While morphing, instead of morphing between the two faces (as we have done in the previous part), we can morph on the direction of our own faces. this results in our features being more prominent, and therefore creats a caricature of our own faces.
In this part, the two images of George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be morphed.
In order to morph the two faces to look naturally, we have to set points in a way that they correspond to each other.
The above image shows the order of the points and where it is located in each of the faces.
In this part, the mean face is found using the data set: https://fei.edu.br/~cet/facedatabase.html
The left shows a sample of the faces that are in the data set and the right shows the points in the face of the data. These datapoints are used to find the average face of a number of people. The faces are morphed just as it is done in Part1.
From left to right, this shows the mean face of 20, 50, and 100 faces. I chose to morph the faces that were smiling because the photo that I want to use of myself is a smiling one.
In this part, the caricature of my face is created using the mean face found in Part2. The mean face of 100 faces will be used.
The left is the mean face from Part2 and the right is my face.
The above shows the different faces as the weight changes. The one with the weight = -0.5 is my caricature. You can see that the features that I have are more prominent.
In this part, I got together with the the other students in the class to create a face morphing music video.
Above is the part I was responsible for in the music video.
In conclusion, while doing this project, I learned how to morph faces of different people. I was also able to understand affine transformation better and got to do some cool morphing things.
Last Edit: 10/18/2018