FIX: feature-based image transformations for face animation

TitleFIX: feature-based image transformations for face animation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsArya, A., and B. Hamidzadeh
Conference NameInformation Technology: Research and Education, 2003. Proceedings. ITRE2003. International Conference on
Pagination554 - 558
Date Publishedaug.
Keywords2D image transformation, computer animation, face animation, facial expressions, feature-based image transformation, head movement, image processing, modular streaming framework, multimedia computing, realistic image, realistic images, ShowFace system, talking, visual effects

We propose a simple yet effective 2D image transformation method for face animation. Instead of using complicated 3D models or a large database of 2D images, a set of transformations are learned to create different visual effects in a given image, including talking, changing facial expressions, and head movement. This approach enables creation of realistic images with minimum input data and efficient computation. Scaling and mapping these transformations into different head orientations is discussed. The ShowFace system, a modular streaming framework for face animation, is also introduced which uses the proposed technique.


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