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PAPILLON KLIM 3D System for Producing 3D Facial Composites of Wanted Criminals

Building a facial composite with PAPILLON KLIM-3D (example)...


PAPILLON KLIM 3D is an Innovative computer-based technology of facial composites providing the realistic representation of an eyewitness’s memory of a face to meet law enforcement and investigation demands .

KLIM 3D is so easy to use anyone can learn to build a forensic-quality composite in a matter of minutes. Create amazing lifelike facial composites of suspects modifying a 3D ‘averaged’ model and manipulating its components observing any change in real time.

The system provides diverse tools that allow modification of both general (such as anthropological type or ethnic group, sex, age) and individual feature components (form of a nose, mouth, chin, etc.). It also offers a large assortment of accessory items such as mustaches, beards, hats, eyeglasses, etc. and editing tools to manipulate the color and shape of these components.

For ultimate customization, add a stubble beard texture, birth marks, wrinkles, make-up, scars and other physical blemishes using a 2D version of  the 3D portrait you’ve created. This 2D image can be further used for:

  • Printing out to create a ‘wanted’ poster and to initiate investigative process to apprehend the criminal
  • Exporting to PAPILLON POLYFACE Automated Facial Recognition and Image Storage System
  • Transmitting to other systems that can employ facial images to identify individuals
Ready facial composites including 3D and 2D images are stored in the PAPILLON KLIM 3D database together with relevant descriptive text data.



1. Choose a 3D template to initiate construction. Do any of the following:

  • Use the default ‘averaged‘ model
  • Select a needed template from those available in the system that reflect different ethnic features and characters
  • Search the database for a ready composite that fits the eyewitness’s description

2. Construct a 3D facial image by modifying the template (proceeding from the general to the particular):

  • Emulate age, sex and ethnic features
  • Modify facial components to achieve maximum resemblance 
  • Adjust colors (of eyes, skin, hair, etc.)
  • Add details (moustaches, beard, pigmentation, etc.) and accessories
  • Retouch the added details and accessories
  • Apply relevant stencils and textures
  • Adjust the environment (light, background)

3. Convert the 3D created to a 2D image

4. Retouch the 2D version (add minutiae such as skin blemishes, wrinkles, scars, tattoos, birth marks, etc.) 

5. Enter relevant descriptive information for the facial composite created

6. Save the results as a new KLIM 3D project.

Each project may contain multiple variants of 3D and 2D images associated with the same case but constructed after different eyewitnesses’ descriptions of the individual’s appearance. The best variant can be specified.

7. Export the ‘main’ 2D image and associated text data to PAPILLON POLYFACE (the image will be coded automatically).


Default template (‘averaged’ model)

Blending different ethnic features together

Making more feminine/masculine



Symmetric or asymmetric modeling

Adjusting skin and feature tones

Choosing type and degree of skin pigmentation

Refining at any viewpoint and light angle


Adding accessory items and modifying them
to achieve much of a likeness

Displaying at any possible orientation

2D imaging

Final retouching







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