Loads a frontal face patch-based AAM fitter that is a good compromise between model size, fitting time and fitting performance. The model returns 68 facial landmark points (the standard IBUG68 markup).
Note that the first time you invoke this function, menpofit will download the fitter from Menpo’s server. The fitter will then be stored locally for future use.
The model is a
PatchAAMtrained using the following parameters:
[(13, 13), (13, 13)]
It is also using the following sampling grid:
import numpy as np patch_shape = (13, 13) sampling_step = 4 sampling_grid = np.zeros(patch_shape, dtype=np.bool) sampling_grid[::sampling_step, ::sampling_step] = True sampling = [sampling_grid, sampling_grid]
Additionally, it is trained on LFPW trainset, HELEN trainset, IBUG and AFW datasets (3283 images in total), which are hosted in http://ibug.doc.ic.ac.uk/resources/facial-point-annotations/.