Tracking facial motion

I.A. Essa, T. Darrell, A. Pentland
Proceedings of 1994 IEEE Workshop on Motion of Non-rigid and Articulated Objects  
We describe a computer system that allows real-time tracking of facial expressions. Sparse, fast visual measurements using 2-D templates are used to observe the face of a subject. Rather than track features on the face, the distributed response of a set of templates is used to characterize a given facial region. These measurements are coupled via a linear interpolation method to states in a physically-based model of facial animation, which includes both skin and muscle dynamics. By integrating
more » ... eal-time 2D image-processing with 3-D models, we obtain a system that is able to quickly track and interpret complex facial motions.
doi:10.1109/mnrao.1994.346257 fatcat:e4d6mootefctjnvfxmdaledrya