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Learning Motion Priors for 4D Human Body Capture in 3D Scenes


International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2021 (Oral)



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Abstract

Recovering high-quality 3D human motion in complex scenes from monocular videos is important for many applications, ranging from AR/VR to robotics. However, capturing realistic human-scene interactions, while dealing with occlusions and partial views, is challenging; current approaches are still far from achieving compelling results. We address this problem by proposing LEMO: LEarning human MOtion priors for 4D human body capture. By leveraging the large-scale motion capture dataset AMASS, we introduce a novel motion smoothness prior, which strongly reduces the jitters exhibited by poses recovered over a sequence. Furthermore, to handle contacts and occlusions occurring frequently in body-scene interactions, we design a contact friction term and a contact-aware motion infiller obtained via per-instance self-supervised training. To prove the effectiveness of the proposed motion priors, we combine them into a novel pipeline for 4D human body capture in 3D scenes. With our pipeline, we demonstrate high-quality 4D human body capture, reconstructing smooth motions and physically plausible body-scene interactions.



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Provided a scene mesh and an RGBD sequence with body occlusion, our method recovers a realistic global motion, with natural person-scene interactions. The markers trajectories (left) and accelerations (right) of each stage are shown at the bottom, as well as a walking sequence from AMASS (pink). Note that the results from Stage 1 show large and unrealistic motion accelerations (blue). The recovered motion (green) in Stage 2 is significantly smoother. However, it also loses the realistic accelerations (peaks in the acceleration plot) that can happen when the body interacts with the scene (e.g. foot-to-ground contact during walking). Our recovered motion from Stage 3 (orange) is similar to the high-quality AMASS motion w.r.t. both the trajectory smoothness and the acceleration patterns.

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Learning Motion Priors for 4D Human Body Capture in 3D Scenes
Siwei Zhang, Yan Zhang, Federica Bogo, Marc Pollefeys, Siyu Tang
In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2021

@inproceedings{Zhang:ICCV:2021,
   title = {Learning Motion Priors for 4D Human Body Capture in 3D Scenes},
   author = {Zhang, Siwei and Zhang, Yan and Bogo, Federica and Pollefeys Marc and Tang, Siyu},
   booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
   month = oct,
   year = {2021}
}

Team

Siwei Zhang Yan Zhang Federica Bogo Marc Pollefeys Siyu Tang

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For questions, please contact Siwei Zhang:
siwei.zhang@inf.ethz.ch