Perceptual Quality Assessment for Digital Human Heads

Zicheng Zhang, Yingjie Zhou, Wei Sun, Xiongkuo Min, Guangtao Zhai

Digital humans are attracting more and more research interest during the last decade, the generation, representation, rendering, and animation of which have been put into large amounts of effort. However, the quality assessment for digital humans has fallen behind. Therefore, to tackle the challenge of digital human quality assessment issues, we propose the first large-scale quality assessment database for scanned digital human heads (DHHs). The constructed database consists of 55 reference DHHs and 1,540 distorted DHHs along with the subjective ratings. Then, a simple yet effective full-reference (FR) projection-based method is proposed. The pretrained Swin Transformer tiny is employed for hierarchical feature extraction and the multi-head attention module is utilized for feature fusion. The experimental results reveal that the proposed method exhibits state-of-the-art performance among the mainstream FR metrics. The database and the method presented in this work will be made publicly available.

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