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Cristobal Curio, Heinrich H. Bulthoff, and Martin A. Giese

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014533

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014533.001.0001

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Markerless Tracking of Dynamic 3D Scans of Faces

Markerless Tracking of Dynamic 3D Scans of Faces

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(p.255) 16 Markerless Tracking of Dynamic 3D Scans of Faces
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Dynamic Faces
Author(s):

Christian Walder

Martin Breidt

Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Bernhard Schölkopf

Cristóbal Curio

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014533.003.0017

This chapter presents a novel computer graphics approach suitable for the 3D tracking of facial movements. This kernel-based approach for constructing 3D facial animations also provides information needed for realistic and controllable facial animation and dynamic analyses of face space. This approach, which provides a fully automatic, markerless tracking system, creates a platform where an intersection takes place between psychology and other research areas such as computer graphics and machine learning. The chapter highlights the need to develop a system in the future that can improve the mesh regularization terms in a face-specific manner by using feedback and findings from previous tracking systems.

Keywords:   facial movements, 3D facial animations, markerless tracking systems, psychology, computer graphics

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