Publication detail

Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head

FRYDRYCH, M., DOBŠÍK, M.

Original Title

Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head

English Title

Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

We have designed and implemented a toolkit for real-time animation of virtual 3D talking head, "Artificial Person". Synchronized auditory and visual speech are automatically produced from input text, which can be enriched by user definable commands to perform specific gestures, as for example head nodding or facial expressions. The toolkit is extensible through external configuration files, so new actions can be quickly added. We have configured the Artificial Person to display facial expressions and phoneme articulations. Modular design of the toolkit allows to easily replace parts of the system or to detach and run them on different computers.

Our aim was to create a tool that can be used to produce realistic facial animation for creating controllable stimuli in psychophysical and neurophysiological research on audio-visual perception of speech and emotions.

English abstract

We have designed and implemented a toolkit for real-time animation of virtual 3D talking head, "Artificial Person". Synchronized auditory and visual speech are automatically produced from input text, which can be enriched by user definable commands to perform specific gestures, as for example head nodding or facial expressions. The toolkit is extensible through external configuration files, so new actions can be quickly added. We have configured the Artificial Person to display facial expressions and phoneme articulations. Modular design of the toolkit allows to easily replace parts of the system or to detach and run them on different computers.

Our aim was to create a tool that can be used to produce realistic facial animation for creating controllable stimuli in psychophysical and neurophysiological research on audio-visual perception of speech and emotions.

Keywords

talking head, artificial person, audiovisual speech synthesis, computer animation, facial animation

RIV year

2004

Released

04.09.2003

Publisher

International Speech Communication Association

Location

St Jorioz France

Pages from

199

Pages to

204

Pages count

6

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT14191,
  author="Michael {Frydrych} and Martin {Dobšík} and Jari {Kätsyri} and Mikko {Sams}",
  title="Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head",
  annote="We have designed and implemented a toolkit for real-time animation of
virtual 3D talking head, "Artificial Person". Synchronized auditory and
visual speech are automatically produced from input text, which can be
enriched by user definable commands to perform specific gestures, as
for example head nodding or facial expressions. The toolkit is
extensible through external configuration files, so new actions can be
quickly added. We have configured the Artificial Person to display
facial expressions and phoneme articulations. Modular design of the
toolkit allows to easily replace parts of the system or to detach and
run them on different computers.

Our aim was to create a tool that can be used to produce realistic facial animation for creating controllable stimuli in psychophysical and neurophysiological research on audio-visual perception of speech and emotions.", address="International Speech Communication Association", booktitle="ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Audio Visual Speech Processing (AVSP'03)", chapter="14191", institution="International Speech Communication Association", journal="International Conference on Audio-Visual Speech Processing", number="9", year="2003", month="september", pages="199--204", publisher="International Speech Communication Association", type="conference paper" }