Human Face Animation Based on Video Analysis, with Applications to Mobile Entertainment

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Title Human Face Animation Based on Video Analysis, with Applications to Mobile Entertainment
Author Tang, John Sy-Sen; Liew, Alan Wee-Chung; Yan, Hong
Journal Name Journal of Mobile Multimedia
Year Published 2005
Place of publication USA
Publisher Rinton Press
Abstract In this paper, we present a novel non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) muscle system for the simulation of human facial expressions and talking animation based on features extracted from video sequences. We construct the facial muscles based on anatomical knowledge and NURBS models. We use 43 feature points to represent facial expressions and apply a lip contour extraction technique to determine lip shapes. Our system is able to generate many different facial expressions and mouth shapes. The system has been used in web and mobile phone based digital entertainment applications.
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Volume 1
Issue Number 2
Page from 133
Page to 148
ISSN 1550-4646
Date Accessioned 2007-06-08
Date Available 2009-10-16T05:19:39Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Computer Graphics; PRE2009-Computer Vision; PRE2009-Image Processing
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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