Mean Face of Population
For this section, I used the Danes database and found the population average of faces from
the 40 people that were included. This database had multiple faces per person, so I just used
the one that was described on the website as "Full frontal face, neutral expression, diffuse light".
This is how the points were set up for these faces:
PLEASE NOTE THE POINTS SHOWN ABOVE
: Throughout this section, it may appear that pictures
look a little deformed, but these deformed parts are places that ARE NOT
in the facial area.
This is the Mean Face of the population that I got!
Here are some examples of a couple people in the population morphed into this average shape:
Original person 1 and person 1 morphed into average face of population:
Original person 2 and person 2 morphed into average face of population:
These morphed faces make sense, because these two people have fairly skinny faces, while
the average face shape is rather wide.
This is my face!
This is my face warped into the this average face geometry!
This is the population average face warped into my face geometry!
My face is definitely wider than the population's average face. Thus, it makes sense
that this facial feature is toned down in my warped face and this facial feature
is accentuated in the warped average population face. Also my crooked nose feature
and fuller lips are shown in the warped average face.
So my facial features include a wide face and crooked nose.
I accentuated these features by finding the difference between my facial points
and the population average points and added them to my points with an alpha weight.
Here is my face morphed to the average population face geometry from above:
Here are caricatures of my face with alpha 1(adding the entire difference back), and alpha 0.5(adding half the difference back):
In my caricature, my nose definitely looks more crooked and my face definitely looks