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A Generative Model of People in Clothing


Conference Paper


We present the first image-based generative model of people in clothing in a full-body setting. We sidestep the commonly used complex graphics rendering pipeline and the need for high-quality 3D scans of dressed people. Instead, we learn generative models from a large image database. The main challenge is to cope with the high variance in human pose, shape and appearance. For this reason, pure image-based approaches have not been considered so far. We show that this challenge can be overcome by splitting the generating process in two parts. First, we learn to generate a semantic segmentation of the body and clothing. Second, we learn a conditional model on the resulting segments that creates realistic images. The full model is differentiable and can be conditioned on pose, shape or color. The result are samples of people in different clothing items and styles. The proposed model can generate entirely new people with realistic clothing. In several experiments we present encouraging results that suggest an entirely data-driven approach to people generation is possible.

Author(s): Christoph Lassner and Gerard Pons-Moll and Peter V. Gehler
Book Title: Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
Year: 2017
Month: October
Day: 22-29
Publisher: IEEE

Department(s): Perceiving Systems
Research Project(s): Clothing Capture and Modeling
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Conference

Event Name: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
Event Place: Venice, Italy

Address: Piscataway, NJ, USA
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1032-9
URL: http://files.is.tuebingen.mpg.de/classner/gp/


  title = {A Generative Model of People in Clothing},
  author = {Lassner, Christoph and Pons-Moll, Gerard and Gehler, Peter V.},
  booktitle = {Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA},
  month = oct,
  year = {2017},
  url = {http://files.is.tuebingen.mpg.de/classner/gp/},
  month_numeric = {10}