Introduction

This is the website of the 3D Basel Face Model (BFM) published by the Computer Science department of the University of Basel. The Morphable Model is calculated from registered 3D scans of 100 male and 100 female faces. We distribute the BFM plus additional data for applications and experiments in academic research and education. The model and its construction are detailed in the paper "A 3D Face Model for Pose and Illumination Invariant Face Recognition".

Overview of Available Data

3D Face Scans & Renderings

Basel Face Model

Coefficients for Face Recognition Experiments

Publications

A 3D Face Model for Pose and Illumination Invariant Face Recognition [PDF]

Pascal Paysan, Reinhard Knothe, Brian Amberg, Sami Romdhani, and Thomas Vetter
IN:Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS)
for Security, Safety and Monitoring in Smart Environments
Genova (Italy) - September 2-4, 2009

   @PROCEEDINGS{bfm09,
            title={A 3D Face Model for Pose and Illumination Invariant Face Recognition},
            author={P. Paysan and R. Knothe and B. Amberg
                    and S. Romdhani and T. Vetter},
            journal={Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS)
                 for Security, Safety and Monitoring in Smart Environments},
            organization={IEEE},
            year={2009},
            address     = {Genova, Italy},
            }