Showface MPEG-4 Compatible Face Animation Framework

A. Arya and B. Hamidzadeh (Canada)


Face Animation, Multimedia, Image Transformation, Talking Heads


This paper proposes ShowFace, a streaming structure for personalized face animation. This structure extends (and complies with) MPEG-4 face animation by defining image transformations required for certain facial movements, and also by providing a higher level Face Modeling Language (FML) for modeling and control purposes. The proposed framework consists of components for parsing the input script, generating and splitting the audio and video “behaviors”, creating the required images and sounds, and eventually displaying or writing the data to files. This component-based design and scripted behavior also make the framework suitable for web-based applications.

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