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Real-time voice driven facial animation system

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1 Author(s)
Morishima, Shigeo ; Fac. of Eng., Seikei Univ., Tokyo, Japan

Recently computers have enabled users to walk through cyberspace using interactive virtual reality techniques. An avatar in cyberspace can allow a virtual face-to-face communication environment. The article realizes an avatar which has a real face in cyberspace to construct a multi-user communication system by voice transmission through a network. A voice from a microphone is transmitted and analyzed, then mouth shape and facial expression of the avatar are synchronously estimated and synthesized in real time. The author also introduces an entertainment application of a real time voice driven synthetic face. This project is named “Fifteen Seconds of Fame” which is an example of an interactive movie

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1999. IEEE SMC '99 Conference Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:6 )

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