Evaluation of a Facial Animation Authoring Pipeline Seamlessly Supporting Performance Capture and Manual Key-pose Editing

Evaluation of a Facial Animation Authoring Pipeline Seamlessly Supporting Performance Capture and Manual Key-pose Editing

Journal

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Computer and Information Science, Telecommunications
  • Publisher's keywords: facial animation, performance capture, retargeting, evaluation, animation authoring
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Fabrizio Nunnari, Alexis Heloir

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

FULL TEXT

To download PDF files Login to your Account.

ABSTRACT

In this paper, we present an architecture following a novel animation authoring pipeline seamlessly supporting performance capture and manual editing of key-frames animation. This pipeline allows novice users to record and author sophisticated facial animations in a fraction of the time that would be required using traditional animation tools. This approach paves the way towards novel animation pipelines which seamlessly merge the roles of the animator and the actor. The second contribution is a method assessing a facial retargeting system, we conducted a user study where participants assessed the emotions conveyed by the facial expression displayed in the control and the authored animation. Contrary to existing evaluation methods, it factors out possible misinterpretations of the intended emotion and focuses on assessing the retargeting quality.

About Europub

EuroPub is a comprehensive, multipurpose database covering scholarly literature, with indexed records from active, authoritative journals, and indexes articles from journals all over the world. The result is an exhaustive database that assists research in every field. Easy access to a vast database at one place, reduces searching and data reviewing time considerably and helps authors in preparing new articles to a great extent. EuroPub aims at increasing the visibility of open access scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.