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OpenCV 3.0 Computer Vision with Java

By : Daniel Lelis Baggio
Book Image

OpenCV 3.0 Computer Vision with Java

By: Daniel Lelis Baggio

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Table of Contents (15 chapters)
OpenCV 3.0 Computer Vision with Java
About the Author
About the Reviewers


OpenCV already comes with several previously-trained cascades that are ready to be used. Among them, we can find front and profile face detectors as well as eye, body, mouth, nose, lower-body, and upper-body detectors. In this section, we will cover how to use them. The complete source can be found in the project cascade in this chapter.

The following code shows how to load a trained cascade:

private void loadCascade() {
  String cascadePath = "src/main/resources/cascades/lbpcascade_frontalface.xml";
  faceDetector = new CascadeClassifier(cascadePath);

Most of the action happens in the class CascadeClassifier, from the objdetect package. This class wraps cascade loading and object detection. The constructor with strings already loads the cascade from the given path. In case you want to postpone the cascade name, you can use the empty constructor and the load method.

The runMainLoop method, which is not shown here, will simply grab an image from the webcam and pass it to detectAndDrawFace...