Subject Guided Eye Image Synthesis with Application to Gaze Redirection

WACV 2021

Subject Guided Eye Image Synthesis with Application to Gaze Redirection

Feb 03, 2021
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Abstract: We propose a method for synthesizing eye images from segmentation masks with a desired style. The style encompasses attributes such as skin color, texture, iris color, and personal identity. Our approach generates an eye image that is consistent with a given segmentation mask and has the attributes of the input style image. We apply our method to data augmentation as well as to gaze redirection. The previous techniques of synthesizing real eye images from synthetic eye images for data augmentation lacked control over the generated attributes. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method in synthesizing realistic eye images with given characteristics corresponding to the synthetic labels for data augmentation, which is further useful for various tasks such as gaze estimation, eye image segmentation, pupil detection, etc. We also show how our approach can be applied to gaze redirection using only synthetic gaze labels, improving the previous state of the art results. The main contributions of our paper are i) a novel approach for Style-Based eye image generation from segmentation mask; ii) the use of this approach for gaze-redirection without the need for gaze annotated real eye images Authors: Harsimran Kaur, Roberto Manduchi (University of California, Santa Cruz)

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