# Face Morphing

## By Jay Shenoy

### Part 1: The "Mid-way Face"

After defining keypoint correspondences between a selfie and a portrait of George Clooney, I computed a Delaunay triangulation of the average geometry and created a function that morphs between our two images, interpolating between both the shape and the appearance. Our mid-way face is shown below.

 Me George and My Mid-way Image George Clooney

### Part 2: The Morph Sequence

Using the interpolation function created in the previous part, I created a morph sequence of 45 frames, warping our images to an intermediate geometry and dissolving between them accordingly. The morph sequence is shown below.

### Part 3: The "Mean Face" of a Population

I decided to analyze a subpopulation of the Danish dataset consisting of the images of all women in a neutral pose. I then warped each image in the subpopulation to the average shape of the set. Some examples are shown below.

 Original Image Warped to Average Shape Original Image Warped to Average Shape Original Image Warped to Average Shape

The images created in the last step were then averaged to create a representation of the "average" face of the subpopulation, shown below. As you can see, although each individually warped image looked distorted when viewed in isolation, averaging all of the images works quite well.

 Average Face of Population

Finally, I warped my face to the average shape of the subpopulation and warped the average face from the subpopulation to my geometry. The results are shown below. As you can see, warping my face to the average subpopulation shape made my chin rounder and my nose look pinched in.

 My Face (Original) My Face Warped to Average Geometry Average Face Warped to My Geometry

### Caricatures: Extrapolating from the Mean

Extending the previous section, I again warped my face to the average subpopulation geometry, except this time extrapolating from the average geometry by choosing a warping constant that was greater than one. The purpose of this was to attempt to make a caricature out of my face, which can be seen by the severely pinched-in nose and bowl-shaped chin below.

 My Face (Original) My Face Caricatured

### Bells and Whistles

#### Changing Ethnicities

I attempted to warp my face to a representation of the average European male face as found on Google Images. Below, you can see the results of morphing just my geometry to the European average, warping just my appearance, and warping both.

 My Face (Original) Average European Male Face
 My Face (Original) Warped to Average European Shape Warped to Average European Appearance Warped to Average European Shape and Appearance