Digital clones and virtual celebrities facial tracking, gesture recognition and animation for the movie industry

Barnabás Takács, Thomas Fromherz, Steve Tice, Dimitris Metaxas

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

We describe a high performance facial tracking and animation solution, called the Digital Cloning System TM, specifically designed to meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Special and digital effects are now being used in most feature films, thus representing an important new application domain for facial and body tracking technologies. Virtual Celebrity's system consists of (i) a real-Time module responsible for previsualization of the tracked data on the face of an animated celebrity, and (ii) an off-line component that suitably meets the needs of high quality special effects and film production. We briefly review the state-of-Theart and present a comparative analysis of needs, methods, and existing solutions in film production vs. Internet and video telephony applications. Experimental results and demonstrations prove the effectiveness of our method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Workshop on Recognition, Analysis, and Tracking of Faces and Gestures in Real-Time Systems, RATFG-RTS 1999
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages169-176
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769503780, 9780769503783
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 International Workshop on Recognition, Analysis, and Tracking of Faces and Gestures in Real-Time Systems, RATFG-RTS 1999 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: Sep 26 1999Sep 27 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Recognition, Analysis, and Tracking of Faces and Gestures in Real-Time Systems, RATFG-RTS 1999

Other

Other1999 International Workshop on Recognition, Analysis, and Tracking of Faces and Gestures in Real-Time Systems, RATFG-RTS 1999
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityCorfu
Period9/26/999/27/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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