Shape Retrieval of Non-rigid 3D Human Models

D. Pickup*, X. Sun, P. L. Rosin, R. R. Martin, Z. Cheng, Z. Lian, M. Aono, A. Ben Hamza, A. Bronstein, M. Bronstein, S. Bu, U. Castellani, S. Cheng, V. Garro, A. Giachetti, A. Godil, L. Isaia, J. Han, H. Johan, L. LaiB. Li, C. Li, H. Li, R. Litman, X. Liu, Z. Liu, Y. Lu, L. Sun, G. Tam, A. Tatsuma, J. Ye

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3D models of humans are commonly used within computer graphics and vision, and so the ability to distinguish between body shapes is an important shape retrieval problem. We extend our recent paper which provided a benchmark for testing non-rigid 3D shape retrieval algorithms on 3D human models. This benchmark provided a far stricter challenge than previous shape benchmarks. We have added 145 new models for use as a separate training set, in order to standardise the training data used and provide a fairer comparison. We have also included experiments with the FAUST dataset of human scans. All participants of the previous benchmark study have taken part in the new tests reported here, many providing updated results using the new data. In addition, further participants have also taken part, and we provide extra analysis of the retrieval results. A total of 25 different shape retrieval methods are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-193
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Vision
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilEP/J02211X/1
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science15K12027, 26280038, 15K15992
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
National Natural Science Foundation of China61202230, 61472015
National Natural Science Foundation of China


    • 3D humans
    • 3D shape retrieval
    • Benchmark
    • Non-rigid 3D shape retrieval


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