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Lifting from the Deep

Denis Tome', Chris Russell, Lourdes Agapito

Lifting from the Deep: Convolutional 3D Pose Estimation from a Single Image, CVPR 2017

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We propose a unified formulation for the problem of 3D human pose estimation from a single raw RGB image that reasons jointly about 2D joint estimation and 3D pose reconstruction to improve both tasks. We take an integrated approach that fuses probabilistic knowledge of 3D human pose with a multi-stage CNN architecture and uses the knowledge of plausible 3D landmark locations to refine the search for better 2D locations. The entire process is trained end-to-end, is extremely efficient and obtains stateof-the-art results on Human3.6M outperforming previous approaches both on 2D and 3D errors.


The code is compatible with python2.7


For this demo, CPM's caffe-models trained on the MPI datasets (link) are used for 2D pose estimation, whereas for 3D pose estimation our probabilistic 3D pose model is trained on the Human3.6M dataset.


  • First, run to retreive the trained models and to install the external utilities.
  • Run to evaluate the test image.

Additional material


author = {Tome, Denis and Russell, Chris and Agapito, Lourdes},
title = {Lifting From the Deep: Convolutional 3D Pose Estimation From a Single Image},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {July},
year = {2017}


The models provided for the demo are NOT the ones that have been used to generate results for the paper. We are still in the process of converting all the code.


This work has been supported by the SecondHands project, funded from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 643950.