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Pose-Space Animation and Transfer of Facial Details

Bernd Bickel, Manuel Lang, Mario Botsch, Miguel A. Otaduy, Markus Gross
Proc. of the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, page 57--66 - jul 2008
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This paper presents a novel method for real-time animation of highly-detailed facial expressions based on a multi-scale decomposition of facial geometry into large-scale motion and fine-scale details, such as expression wrinkles. Our hybrid animation is tailored to the specific characteristics of large- and fine-scale facial deformations: Large-scale deformations are computed with a fast linear shell model, which is intuitively and accurately controlled through a sparse set of motion-capture markers or user-defined handle points. Fine-scale facial details are incorporated using a novel pose-space deformation technique, which learns the correspondence of sparse measurements of skin strain to wrinkle formation from a small set of example poses. Our hybrid method features real-time animation of highly-detailed faces with realistic wrinkle formation, and allows both large-scale deformations and fine-scale wrinkles to be edited intuitively. Furthermore, our pose-space representation enables the transfer of facial details to novel expressions or other facial models.

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BibTex references

  author       = "Bickel, Bernd and Lang, Manuel and Botsch, Mario and Otaduy, Miguel A. and Gross, Markus",
  title        = "Pose-Space Animation and Transfer of Facial Details",
  booktitle    = "Proc. of the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation",
  pages        = "57--66",
  month        = "jul",
  year         = "2008",
  url          = ""

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