MoCapDeform: Monocular 3D Human Motion Capture in Deformable Scenes
3D human motion capture from monocular RGB images respecting interactions of
a subject with complex and possibly deformable environments is a very
challenging, ill-posed and under-explored problem. Existing methods address it
only weakly and do not model possible surface deformations often occurring when
humans interact with scene surfaces. In contrast, this paper proposes
MoCapDeform, i.e., a new framework for monocular 3D human motion capture that
is the first to explicitly model non-rigid deformations of a 3D scene for
improved 3D human pose estimation and deformable environment reconstruction.
MoCapDeform accepts a monocular RGB video and a 3D scene mesh aligned in the
camera space. It first localises a subject in the input monocular video along
with dense contact labels using a new raycasting based strategy. Next, our
human-environment interaction constraints are leveraged to jointly optimise
global 3D human poses and non-rigid surface deformations. MoCapDeform achieves
superior accuracy than competing methods on several datasets, including our
newly recorded one with deforming background scenes.