SAgA-NeRF: Subject-agnostic and animatable neural radiance fields for human avatar

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The advancement of Neural Radiance Fields (NeRF) has largely boosted the visual quality of human avatar constructed from RGB inputs. However, existing works either need per-subject training, and thus, cannot generalize to novel subjects (i.e. subject-specific), or can only reproduce the seen human poses contained within the inputs and cannot render novel poses (i.e. non-animatable). To this end, we propose the Subject-Agnostic and Animatable Neural Radiance Fields (SAgA-NeRF) for human avatar modeling from sparse-view videos, which can generalize to novel subjects and poses at the same time. To handle challenges posed by the task, we propose two main techniques, namely pose-based input frame selection, and a novel feature fusion on a parametric human body model. We compare SAgA-NeRF with existing subject-agnostic or animatable works, and show comparable results for both seen and novel poses. We also justify our design choices by showing that our proposed components outperform naive baselines.
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Thesis advisor: Tan, Ping
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