Computer facial modelling and animation

Steve Maddock

(Sheffield University)

Three-dimensional facial animation is an area where modelling and animation are intimately linked and where our familiarity imposes strict judgement criteria. This tension between modelling and animation has always interested me - it was the subject of my PhD thesis awarded in 1999 - and continues to provoke aspects of my work. In this talk I will present two pieces of work conducted at Sheffield on computer facial modelling and animation. On modelling, I will briefly present an approach to producing facial models using sketching. On animation, I will present a viseme-based approach to visual speech that employs a constraint-based interpolation scheme, as well as discussing the wider topic of facial animation.
Tuesday 8th March 2011, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science