Real-time expression cloning using appearance models

Theobald, Barry-John, Matthews, Iain A., Cohn, Jeffrey F. and Boker, Steven M. (2007) Real-time expression cloning using appearance models. In: 9th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, 2007-11-12 - 2007-11-15.

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Active Appearance Models (AAMs) are generative parametric models commonly used to track, recognise and synthesise faces in images and video sequences. In this paper we describe a method for transferring dynamic facial gestures between subjects in real-time. The main advantages of our approach are that: 1) the mapping is computed automatically and does not require high-level semantic information describing facial expressions or visual speech gestures. 2) The mapping is simple and intuitive, allowing expressions to be transferred and rendered in real-time. 3) The mapped expression can be constrained to have the appearance of the target producing the expression, rather than the source expression imposed onto the target face. 4) Near-videorealistic talking faces for new subjects can be created without the cost of recording and processing a complete training corpus for each. Our system enables face-to-face interaction with an avatar driven by an AAM of an actual person in real-time and we show examples of arbitrary expressive speech frames cloned across different subjects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Interactive Graphics and Audio
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 07:45
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2023 02:44
DOI: 10.1145/1322192.1322217

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