High fidelity facial animation capture and retargeting with contours

Kiran S. Bhat, Rony Goldenthal, Yuting Ye, Ronald Mallet, Michael Koperwas
2013 Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation - SCA '13  
Figure 1 : Our performance-capture approach excels at capturing and retargeting mouth and eyelid motion accurately. Abstract Human beings are naturally sensitive to subtle cues in facial expressions, especially in areas of the eyes and mouth. Current facial motion capture methods fail to accurately reproduce motions in those areas due to multiple limitations. In this paper, we present a new performance capture method that focuses on the perceptually important contour features on the face.
more » ... onally, the output of our two-step optimization scheme is also easily editable by an animator. To illustrate the strength of our system, we present a retargeting application that incorporates primary contour lines to map a performance with lip-sync from an actor to a creature.
doi:10.1145/2485895.2485915 dblp:conf/sca/BhatGYMK13 fatcat:u6kjmjiarjg47ao7ci4symrvhe