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Overview

This comprehensive work provides the fundamentals of computer facial animation and brings into sharper focus techniques that are becoming mainstream in the industry. Over the past decade, since the publication of the first edition, there have been significant developments by academic research groups and in the film and games industries leading to the development of morphable face models, performance driven animation, as well as increasingly detailed lip-synchronization and hair modeling techniques. These topics are described in the context of existing facial animation principles.

The second edition provides an up-to-date source for professionals and academic researchers working in the field of facial animation.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Professionals and students alike receive in-depth surveys of the latest advancements in the field of facial animation in a top pick.
California Bookwatch, March 2009

Praise for the First Edition:
This book is the most comprehensive one available on facial animation. The problems raised by this complex task are outlined, and the visualization techniques that can be used are analyzed.
—Computing Reviews

This technical title is a 'must' acquisition for any art school which includes computer-based animation courses: it provides a comprehensive review of the many techniques used in modern computer animation processes, surveys face creation and manipulation processes, and includes plenty of facial animation history and tips. The blend of historical background with practical tips makes for an important title.
—Midwest Book Review

Booknews
Examines computer facial models, computer generated facial images, and facial animation. Topics include anatomy of the face and head, modeling faces, facial image synthesis, speech synchronized animation, and performance animation. For users of computer animation systems, system implementers, and researchers. Includes a simple parameterized face program. Can also be used as text or as a case-study reference for courses in computer animation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568814483
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Anatomy of the Face, Head, and Neck 19
3 Modeling Faces 55
4 Facial Animation 105
5 Facial Image Synthesis 149
6 Direct Parameterized Face Models 187
7 Skin and Muscle-Based Facial Animation 223
8 Speech Synchronized Animation 259
9 Performance Animation 287
10 Modeling and Animating Hair 309
App. A A Face Model 337
App. B Simple Parameterized Face Program 339
Bibliography 343
Index 361
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