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5. Facial Modeling and Animation
Sunday, Full Day, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Room 515B
Level: Intermediate

This overview of the concepts and current techniques in facial modeling and animation begins with a review of history and applications. As a necessary prerequisite for facial modeling, data acquisition is discussed in detail. The course then summarizes basic concepts of facial animation and presents different approaches, including parametric models; performance-, physics-, and learning-based methods; and state-of-the-art techniques such as muscle-based facial animation, mass-spring networks for skin models, and morphable models.

The course also reviews texturing of head models and rendering of skin, addressing problems related to texture synthesis and bump mapping with graphics hardware. Typical applications for facial modeling and animation such as medical and forensic applications (craniofacial surgery simulation, facial reconstruction from skull data, virtual aging) and animation techniques for movie production (case study of "The Matrix Reloaded") are presented and explained.

Prerequisites
Basic computer graphics concepts.

Intended Audience
The target audience includes, but is not limited to, students, researchers, and developers in the area of facial modeling and animation.

Co-Organizers
Jörg Haber
MPI Informatik

Demetri Terzopoulos
New York University

Lecturers
Volker Blanz
MPI Informatik

George Borshukov
ESC Entertainment

Jörg Haber
MPI Informatik

Frederic I. Parke
Texas A&M University

Demetri Terzopoulos
New York University

Lance Williams
Walt Disney Feature Animation

Schedule
8:30 Overview
8:45 History & Applications
Parke
9:05 Anatomy of the Human Head
Haber
9:20 Data Acquisition for Facial Modeling
Williams
10 Overview: Facial Animation Techniques
Blanz
10:15 Break
10:30 Parametric Models
Parke
11:10 Performance-based Facial Modeling/Animation
Williams
11:35 Physically-based Facial Modeling/Animation
Terzopoulos
12:15 Lunch
1:45 Learning-based Approaches
Blanz
2:30 Rendering Techniques
Haber
3 Forensic Applications
Haber
3:45 Movie Production
Borshukov
4:45 Medical Applications and Behavioral Models
Terzopoulos
5:15 Questions and Discussion
All

 
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