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Face and 2-D mesh animation in MPEG-4

A.Murat Tekalp, Jörn Ostermann
2000 Signal processing. Image communication  
We discuss both specification and compression of face animation and 2D-mesh animation in MPEG-4. Face animation allows to animate a proprietary face model or a face model downloaded to the decoder.  ...  This paper presents an overview of some of the synthetic visual objects supported by MPEG-4 version-1, namely animated faces and animated arbitrary 2-D uniform and Delaunay meshes.  ...  Tekalp His current research interests are video coding, computer vision, 3D modeling, face animation, coarticulation of acoustic and visual speech, computer-human interfaces, and speech synthesis.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0923-5965(99)00055-7 fatcat:suascswoxng3flwrgspni4he6q

MPEG-4: a multimedia standard for the third millennium. 2

S. Battista, F. Casalino, C. Lande
2000 IEEE Multimedia  
Efficient encoding of meshes can be useful in the context of face and body animation, where 3D models must be transmitted to an MPEG-4 terminal for use as the avatars for animation and rendering.  ...  The full-screen video is again an MPEG-4 video, coded at 1,000 Kbps (peak rate) and 467 Kbps (mean rate).  ... 
doi:10.1109/93.839314 fatcat:oebyhxwpgjfqfnidqr7uk6wytu

MPEG-4 Authoring Tool Using Moving Object Segmentation and Tracking in Video Shots

Petros Daras, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Ilias Grinias, Georgios Akrivas, Georgios Tziritas, Stefanos Kollias, Michael G. Strintzis
2003 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing  
In this paper, a novel Authoring tool fully exploiting the object-based coding and 3D synthetic functionalities of the MPEG-4 standard is described.  ...  MPEG-4 offers numerous capabilities and is expected to be the future standard for multimedia applications.  ...  His research interests include computer vision, 3D model-based monoscopic and multiview image sequence analysis and coding, medical image processing, standards (MPEG-4, MPEG-7), and content-based indexing  ... 
doi:10.1155/s1110865703301052 fatcat:wqtkuquyzvbmrc3wd457kosgny

An Active Model for Facial Feature Tracking

Jörgen Ahlberg
2002 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing  
The system is able to track the face and some facial features in near real-time, and can compress the result to a bitstream compliant to MPEG-4 face and body animation.  ...  We present a system for finding and tracking a face and extract global and local animation parameters from a video sequence.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work is financed by the European IST project InterFace and the national Swedish SSF project VISIT. The author is also thankful to Dr. Tim Cootes for advice on the AAM training.  ... 
doi:10.1155/s1110865702203078 fatcat:dqalgeqrb5drxlfipc5iwblx6i


Koray Balci
2004 Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces - AVI '04  
In this paper, we present our open source, platform independent toolkit for developing 3D talking agents, namely Xface. It relies on MPEG-4 Face Animation (FA) standard.  ...  XfaceEd editor provides an easy to use interface to generate MPEG-4 ready meshes from static 3D models. Last, XfacePlayer is a sample application that demonstrates the toolkit in action.  ...  Together with FPs, FAPU serve to achieve independence of face model for MPEG-4 compliant face players.  ... 
doi:10.1145/989863.989935 dblp:conf/avi/Balci04 fatcat:vjqkasirf5chxbyl3o7ofbro44

MPEG-4 facial animation technology: survey, implementation, and results

G.A. Abrantes, F. Pereira
1999 IEEE transactions on circuits and systems for video technology (Print)  
This paper first gives an overview of the MPEG-4 facial animation technology.  ...  Tools supporting three-dimensional facial animation will be standardized for the first time.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to acknowledge the MPEG members who made the test material available.  ... 
doi:10.1109/76.752096 fatcat:zhqyvm752ffp5bbpa4cjzreywa

MPEG-4 facial animation in video analysis and synthesis

Peter Eisert
2003 International journal of imaging systems and technology (Print)  
MPEG-4 supports the definition, encoding, transmission, and animation of 3-D head and body models.  ...  These features can be used for a variety of different applications ranging from low bit-rate video coding to character and avatar animation.  ...  Girod, and at the Image, Video & Multimedia Systems Group, Stanford University. I would also like to thank Thomas Wiegand for contributing to the project on model-aided coding.  ... 
doi:10.1002/ima.10072 fatcat:bezc33cmqvg4hhycfyzm64lpki

The facial animation engine: toward a high-level interface for the design of MPEG-4 compliant animated faces

F. Lavagetto, R. Pockaj
1999 IEEE transactions on circuits and systems for video technology (Print)  
In this paper, we propose a method for implementing a high-level interface for the synthesis and animation of animated virtual faces that is in full compliance with MPEG-4 specifications.  ...  Index Terms-Facial modeling and animation, graphic interfaces, multimedia management, synthetic video.  ...  CONCLUSIONS A particular implementation of a face animation decoder compliant with MPEG-4 has been described.  ... 
doi:10.1109/76.752095 fatcat:43ppsewcmnahfk5syvypmtiqce

Facial Motion Tracking And Animation: An Ica-Based Approach

Lucas Daniel Terissi, Juan Carlos Gómez
2007 Zenodo  
FACE ANIMATION As already mentioned, the face animation technique proposed in this paper is MPEG-4 compliant.  ...  INTRODUCTION Virtual characters have become ubiquitous in many applications such as video conferencing [1] , 3D model-based video coding for visual telecommunications [2] , [3] , [4] , 3D video games  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.40263 fatcat:bretjpwv2rbkxbugumnpnzahni

Speech-driven facial animation with realistic dynamics

R. Gutierrez-Osuna, P.K. Kakumanu, A. Esposito, O.N. Garcia, A. Bojorquez, J.L. Castillo, I. Rudomin
2005 IEEE transactions on multimedia  
We also present a highly optimized MPEG-4 compliant player capable of generating audio-synchronized animations at 60 frames per second.  ...  The player is based on a pseudo-muscle model augmented with a non-penetrable ellipsoidal structure to approximate the skull and the jaw.  ...  acceleration and, last, by providing an MPEG-4 compliant interface.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmm.2004.840611 fatcat:nx7s3fnzhzbbxiqqhbciaqbaj4

Speech driven facial animation

P. Kakumanu, R. Gutierrez-Osuna, A. Esposito, R. Bryll, A. Goshtasby, O. N. Garcia
2001 Proceedings of the 2001 workshop on Percetive user interfaces - PUI '01  
, and MPEG-4 compliant facial animation for a given speaker.  ...  The audiovisual system that has been developed for learning the spatio-temporal relationship between speech acoustics and facial animation is described, including video and speech processing, pattern analysis  ...  The FAE is a high level interface capable of animating MPEG-4 compliant faces at high frame rates in synchrony with an audio track.  ... 
doi:10.1145/971478.971488 fatcat:anambltgsffz5e25zj7ouz3kx4

Multimodal behavior realization for embodied conversational agents

Aleksandra Čereković, Igor S. Pandžić
2010 Multimedia tools and applications  
It also employs an adaptive face animation model based on Facial Action Coding System (FACS) to synthesize face expressions.  ...  We devise RealActor, an open-source, multi-platform animation system for real-time multimodal behavior realization for ECAs.  ...  neural networks, and adaptive face animation model based on Ekman's Facial Action Coding System (FACS) [14] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11042-010-0530-2 fatcat:lrndcekyivekvgdnz4jjjhlrki

Facial Expression Synthesis Through Facial Expressions Statistical Analysis

Stelios Krinidis
2006 Zenodo  
Candide is a parameterized face mask specifically developed for model-based coding of human faces. The Candide model is superset of the MPEG-4 facial model pattern.  ...  The output is MPEG-4 compliant and can be utilized in any MPEG-4 player.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.52793 fatcat:75fb32z6s5cvdprj5zqxzzv3hq

Real-time MPEG-4 facial animation with 3D scalable meshes

C. Bonamico, M. Costa, F. Lavagetto, R. Pockaj
2002 Signal processing. Image communication  
a MPEG-4 animated face.  ...  In this paper the complete framework of a software package for real-time animation of 3D facial models according to the MPEG-4 specifications is described.  ...  The MPEG-4 compliant part of the code is composed by the FAP Decoding Block and by the Mesh Animation Block.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0923-5965(02)00075-9 fatcat:vm7sbr7pfnhpbmlsd3qwmugpha


Koray Balci
2005 Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Multimodal interfaces - ICMI '05  
Following MPEG-4 Facial Animation (FA) standard, XfaceEd provides an easy to use interface to generate MPEG-4 ready ECAs from static 3D models.  ...  As an alternative to MPEG-4, one can also specify morph targets for different categories such as visemes, emotions and expressions, in order to achieve facial animation using the keyframe interpolation  ...  Together with FPs, FAPU serve to achieve independence of face model for MPEG-4 compliant face players.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1088463.1088500 dblp:conf/icmi/Balci05 fatcat:qs2jih74hnexply7fpodig3apa
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