Joint Reconstruction of 3D Human and Object via Contact-Based Refinement Transformer

7 Apr 2024  ·  Hyeongjin Nam, Daniel Sungho Jung, Gyeongsik Moon, Kyoung Mu Lee ·

Human-object contact serves as a strong cue to understand how humans physically interact with objects. Nevertheless, it is not widely explored to utilize human-object contact information for the joint reconstruction of 3D human and object from a single image. In this work, we present a novel joint 3D human-object reconstruction method (CONTHO) that effectively exploits contact information between humans and objects. There are two core designs in our system: 1) 3D-guided contact estimation and 2) contact-based 3D human and object refinement. First, for accurate human-object contact estimation, CONTHO initially reconstructs 3D humans and objects and utilizes them as explicit 3D guidance for contact estimation. Second, to refine the initial reconstructions of 3D human and object, we propose a novel contact-based refinement Transformer that effectively aggregates human features and object features based on the estimated human-object contact. The proposed contact-based refinement prevents the learning of erroneous correlation between human and object, which enables accurate 3D reconstruction. As a result, our CONTHO achieves state-of-the-art performance in both human-object contact estimation and joint reconstruction of 3D human and object. The code is publicly available at

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Result Benchmark
Contact Detection BEHAVE CONTHO Precision 0.754 # 1
Recall 0.587 # 1
3D Object Reconstruction BEHAVE CONTHO Chamfer Distance 8.42 # 1
3D Human Reconstruction BEHAVE CONTHO Chamfer Distance 4.99 # 1