A novel capture system that is capable of accurately reconstructing all the visible parts of the eye, developed by Disney. Watch thee video…
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Even though the human eye is one of the central features of individual appearance, its shape has so far been mostly approximated in 3D designers community, with gross simplifications.
Researchers from Disney reproduce with a hybrid reconstruction method all the intricacies of the human eye. A method that is capable of accurately reconstructing all the visible parts of the eye: the white sclera, the transparent cornea and the non-rigidly deforming colored iris.
The result of our system is a complete model of both spatio-temporal shape and texture at an unprecedented level of detail. The captured eyes will not only enable the creation of more believable digital humans but have potential applications in fields other than computer graphics, such as ophthalmology. Finally, we believe that the findings of this paper will alter our community’s current assumptions regarding human eyes, and our work has the potential to significantly impact the way that eyes will be modelled in the future.