An XML-based Language for Face Modeling and Animation

A. Arya and B. Hamidzadeh (Canada)


Face Animation, Multimedia, XML,Language, Content


Content Description is a major issue in multimedia and animation systems and is necessary for content creation, delivery, and even retrieval. This paper proposes a content description language, specifically designed for face animation systems. Face Modeling Language (FML) is an XML-based Structured Content Description. It allows definition of face actions from complicated stories to simple moves, and also face models and behaviours. FML is used as input script in ShowFace animation system. The paper describes FML hierarchical structure, dynamic behaviour and event handling, relation to face animation components, and also other multimedia languages and standards like SMIL and MPEG-4.

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