Texas 3D Face Recognition Database
Research on 3D human face recognition at LIVE is being conducted in collaboration with former Advanced Digital Imaging Research, LLC, Friendswood, TX.
The Texas 3D Face Recognition database (Texas 3DFRD) of 1149 2D and 3D facial images is now available to qualified researchers at no cost. If you use this database in your research, please reference our following articles and this database:
2 S. Gupta, K. R. Castleman, M. K. Markey, A. C. Bovik, "Texas 3D Face Recognition Database", IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, May 2010, p 97-100, Austin, TX.
3 S. Gupta, K. R. Castleman, M. K. Markey, A. C. Bovik, "Texas 3D Face Recognition Database", URL: http://live.ece.utexas.edu/research/texas3dfr/index.htm.
In order to download the database, please fill out this form . Access instructions will be sent over e-mail.
A pre-print of our paper describing this database is present along with the data. If you wish to obtain only the pre-print and do not need access to the dataset, please contact Dr. Shalini Gupta by sending her an email: email@example.com .
A detailed description of the various aspects of the Texas 3DFRD database including its contents, the data acquisition process, preprocessing steps, and data partitions (training, gallery, and probe) that were employed previously to develop the Anthropometric 3D Face Recognition algorithm 1 at LIVE are provided in the following published article:
2 Gupta, S.; Castleman, K. R.; Markey, M. K.; Bovik, A. C., "Texas 3D Face Recognition Database," IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis & Interpretation, p. 97-100, 23-25 May 2010, Austin, TX.
Briefly, the Texas 3D Face Recognition (Texas 3DFR) database is a collection of 1149 pairs of facial color and range images of 105 adult human subjects. These images were acquired using a stereo imaging system manufactured by 3Q Technologies (Atlanta, GA) at a very high spatial resolution of 0.32 mm along the x, y, and z dimensions. During each acquisition, the color and range images were captured simultaneously and thus the two are perfectly registered to each other (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Example images from the Texas 3DFRD
This large database of two 2D and 3D facial models was acquired at the company Advanced Digital Imaging Research (ADIR), LLC (Friendswood, TX), formerly a subsidiary of Iris International, Inc. (Chatsworth, CA), with assistance from research students and faculty from the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE) at The University of Texas at Austin. This project was sponsored by the Advanced Technology Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Figure 2: The 25 anthropometric facial fiducial points available for each face in the Texas 3DFRD
The role of the Texas 3D Face Recognition Database is complementary to other existing 3D facial databases. These include the Face Recognition Grand Challenge database ( http://www.frvt.org/FRGC/ ), the Bosphorus database ( http://bosphorus.ee.boun.edu.tr/ ) and the Binghampton 3D Facial Expression database ( http://www.cs.binghamton.edu/~lijun/Research/3DFE/3DFE_Analysis.html ). To aid researchers in focusing primarily on the development of face recognition algorithms, the facial data in Texas 3DFRD has been (a) pre-processed to remove extraneous non-facial data, and has been (b) normalized to a frontal pose and a standardized position (Figure 1 and Figure 2). The 3D facial data has been acquired using a fast stereo imaging system with perfectly registered 3D and 2D images, which unlike range imaging systems, can be practically deployed in airport screening applications.
Numerous other features that of Texas 3DFRD that are complementary to the existing databases are detailed in the published article 2 .
This web page is maintained by Dr. Shalini Gupta. Please email any further questions about the Texas 3D Face Recognition Database directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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The following papers are to be cited in the bibliography whenever the database is used as:
*S. Gupta, K. R. Castleman, M. K. Markey, A. C. Bovik, "Texas 3D Face Recognition Database", IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, May 2010, p 97-100, Austin, TX.
*S. Gupta, K. R. Castleman, M. K. Markey, A. C. Bovik, "Texas 3D Face Recognition Database", URL: http://live.ece.utexas.edu/research/texas3dfr/index.htm.
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