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MPEG-4 Facial Animation: The Standard, Implementation and Applications

MPEG-4 Facial Animation: The Standard, Implementation and Applications

Igor S. Pandzic (Editor), Robert Forchheimer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85462-4

Jan 2003

328 pages

Description

  • Provides several examples of applications using the MPEG-4 Facial Animation standard, including video and speech analysis.
  • Covers the implementation of the standard on both the encoding and decoding side.
  • Contributors includes individuals instrumental in the standardization process.
List of Contributors.

Author Biographies.

Foreword.

Preface.

PART 1: BACKGROUND.

The Origins of the MPEG-4 Facial Animation Standard (Igor S. Pandzic and Robert Forchheimer).

PART 2: THE STANDARD.

Face Animation in MPEG-4 (Jörn Ostermann).

MPEG-4 Face Animation Conformance (Eric Petajan).

PART 3: IMPLEMENTATIONS.

MPEG-4 Facial Animation Framework for the Web and Mobile Applications (Igor S. Pandzic).

The Facial Animation Engine (Fabio Lavagetto and Roberto Pockaj).

Extracting MPEG-4 FAPS from Video (Jörgen Ahlberg).

Real-Time Speech-Driven Face Animation (Pengyu Hong, Zhen Wen and Thomas S. Huang).

Visual Text-to-Speech (Catherine Pelachaud).

Emotion Recognition and Synthesis Based on MPEG-4 FAPs (Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Amaryllis Raouzaiou, Stefanos Kollias, Roddy Cowie and Ellen Douglas-Cowie).

The InterFace Software Platform for Interactive Virtual Characters (Igor S. Pandzic, Michele Cannella, Franck Davoine, Robert Forchheimer, Fabio Lavagetto, Haibo Li, Andrew Marriott, Sotiris Malassiotis, Montse Pardas, Roberto Pockaj and Gael Sannier).

PART 4: APPLICATIONS.

Model-based Coding: The Complete System (Haibo Li and Robert Forchheimer).

A Facial Animation Case Study for HCI: The VHML-Based Mentor System (Andrew Marriott).

PlayMail ? Put Words into Other People?s Mouth (Jörn Ostermann).

E-Cogent: An Electronic Convincing aGENT (Jörn Ostermann).

alterEGO: Video Analysis for Facial Animation (Eric Petajan).

EPTAMEDIA: Virtual Guides and Other Applications (Fabio Lavagetto and Roberto Pockaj).

Appendix 1: Evaluating MPEG-4 Facial Animation Players (Jörgen Ahlberg, Igor S. Pandzic and Liwen You).

Appendix 2: Web Resources.

Index.