Combination of facial movements on a 3D talking head

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    Abstract

    Facial movements play an important role in interpreting spoken conversations and emotions. There are several types of movements, such as conversational signals, emotion displays, etc. We call these channels of facial movement. Realistic animation of these movements would improve the realism, liveliness of the interaction between human and computers using embodied conversational agents. To date, no appropriate methods have been proposed for integrating all facial movements. We propose in this paper a scheme of combining facial movements on a 3D talking head. First, we concatenate the movements in the same channel to generate smooth transitions between adjacent movements. This combination only applies to individual muscles. The movements from all channels are then combined taking into account the resolution of possible conflicting muscles.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings Computer Graphics International 2004 (CGI 2004)
    EditorsP. Trahanias, S. Orphanoudakis
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages284-291
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2171-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2004

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    Keywords

    • EWI-9999
    • IR-49165
    • METIS-221248
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics

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    Bui, T. D., Heylen, D. K. J., & Nijholt, A. (2004). Combination of facial movements on a 3D talking head. In P. Trahanias, & S. Orphanoudakis (Eds.), Proceedings Computer Graphics International 2004 (CGI 2004) (pp. 284-291). Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CGI.2004.1309223