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Performance Facial Animation Cloning

  • Philippe Limantour


This paper describes a method for cloning someone’s face for performance facial animation by interpolation among various canonical expressions.

The proposed procedure allows the automatic real-time animation of both facial expressions and lipsynch of a textured 3D synthetic face. Moreover, as a video chromakey analysis is computed, the lipsynch is accurate and language independent.

Finally, the differential interpolation methodused is geometry independent as long as all the canonical faceshave the same topology. This allows the animation parameters to be directly applied to faces built the same way. We apply this property on testing the animation with a model that suits real-time constraints and afterwards using the same parameters on a more complex version for better rendering results.


Facial Expression Computer Animation Neutral Face Facial Animation Facial Action Code System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Limantour
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.MedialabParisFrance
  2. 2.iMAGIS / IMAG — INRIAGrenoble cedex 09France

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