Neural Human Performer: Learning Generalizable Radiance Fields for Human Performance RenderingDownload PDF

21 May 2021, 20:47 (edited 26 Oct 2021)NeurIPS 2021 SpotlightReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: Novel view synthesis, Neural radiance fields, Human performance capture, Generalizable Neural radiance fields
  • TL;DR: Generalizable NeRF methods for synthesizing a free-viewpoint video of an arbitrary human performance using sparse multi-view cameras
  • Abstract: In this paper, we aim at synthesizing a free-viewpoint video of an arbitrary human performance using sparse multi-view cameras. Recently, several works have addressed this problem by learning person-specific neural radiance fields (NeRF) to capture the appearance of a particular human. In parallel, some work proposed to use pixel-aligned features to generalize radiance fields to arbitrary new scenes and objects. Adopting such generalization approaches to humans, however, is highly challenging due to the heavy occlusions and dynamic articulations of body parts. To tackle this, we propose Neural Human Performer, a novel approach that learns generalizable neural radiance fields based on a parametric human body model for robust performance capture. Specifically, we first introduce a temporal transformer that aggregates tracked visual features based on the skeletal body motion over time. Moreover, a multi-view transformer is proposed to perform cross-attention between the temporally-fused features and the pixel-aligned features at each time step to integrate observations on the fly from multiple views. Experiments on the ZJU-MoCap and AIST datasets show that our method significantly outperforms recent generalizable NeRF methods on unseen identities and poses.
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