Data-Driven 3d Facial Animation by Zhigang Deng, Ulrich Neumann

By Zhigang Deng, Ulrich Neumann

“Data-Driven 3D Facial Animation” systematically describes the $64000 innovations built over the past ten years or so. even though 3D facial animation is used a growing number of within the leisure industries, thus far there were only a few books that deal with the innovations involved.

Comprehensive in scope, the booklet covers not just conventional lip-sync (speech animation), but additionally expressive facial movement, facial gestures, facial modeling, enhancing and sketching, and facial animation moving. It presents an updated reference resource for tutorial learn and for pros operating within the facial animation box. An edited quantity, the booklet brings jointly contributions from best researchers and practitioners operating in either academia and within the top animation studios.

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We thus treated each problem separately and formulated certain rules and procedures for post-processing and boundary smoothing of the concatenated FMP trajectories. There are mainly two types of problems at the concatenation boundary. One is the absolute value continuity, or C0 continuity. Second is the C1 continuity or matching rate of change of parameters at the boundaries. We first ensure the C0 continuity by computing all the gaps and automatically performing shift and stretch operations on individual visyllable segments to nullify the gaps.

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