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Towards efficient 3D facial appearance models

Sidorov, Kirill A., Marshall, Andrew David, Rosin, Paul L. and Richmond, Stephen 2007. Towards efficient 3D facial appearance models. Presented at: The ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, San Diego, CA, USA, 3-4 August 2007. Published in: Gleicher, Michael and Thalmann, Daniel eds. Computer Animation 2007 : ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation : San Diego, California, August 3-4, 2007. New York, N.Y.: Eurographics Association, pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

We present a novel approach to building realistic 3D facial appearance models. We seek to efficiently model a single human face by encoding raw 3D geometrical data and texture from scanners in a model suitable for statistical treatment. Preparation of our models requires minimal human interaction and, once built, our models can be used for real-time facial animation intuitively controlled by a small number of parameters, ready for rendering on consumer-class graphics hardware. Our method robustly handles poor-quality or deficient sample meshes and allows for processing of shape data in 2D mode using established image processing algorithms. Additionally, we discuss applications of our model to mechanical modelling and simulation of cephalofacial dynamics. We present a computationally efficient approach to statistically constrained unconditionally stable mechanical simulation with explicit integration scheme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Eurographics Association
ISBN: 9781568813684
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 21:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/59651

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