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Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head

Originální název

Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head

Anglický název

Toolkit for Animation of Finnish Talking Head

Jazyk

en

Originální abstrakt

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.

Anglický abstrakt

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.

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" }