Face the Facts

Thursday, 25 July 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session Chair: Emily Whiting, ETH Z├╝rich

A Deformer-Based Approach to Facial Rigging

This talk introduces a rapid, deformer-based approach to facial rigging using only skin clusters, (in-house) wire deformers, and pose-space deformation. The resultant rigs are fast, art-directable, and quick to build.

Gene Lee
Walt Disney Animation Studios

John Kahwaty
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Greg Smith
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Andy Lin
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Matt Schiller
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Driving High-Resolution Facial Blendshapes With Video Performance Capture

This talk presents a process for rendering a realistic facial performance with control of viewpoint and illumination based on a set of high-quality geometry and reflectance scans of an actor in static expressions driven by one or more high-resolution video streams of a performance.

Graham Fyffe
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Andrew Jones
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Oleg Alexander
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Ryosuke Ichikari
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Paul Debevec
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Hair Growth by Means of Sparse Modeling and Advection

A fast and flexible technique for creating hair styles directly from modeled geometry by advecting streamlines in sparse high-resolution velocity fields derived from the surfaces or curves.

Ashraf Ghoniem
DreamWorks Animation

Ken Museth
DreamWorks Animation

Incendiary Reflection: Evoking Emotion Through Deformed Facial Feedback

Incendiary reflection aims to create computer-generated emotion by letting people recognize pseudo-generated facial expressions as changes to their own facial expressions. The system provides feedback of deformed facial expressions and could change emotional states.

Shigeo Yoshida
The University of Tokyo

Sho Sakurai
The University of Tokyo

Takuji Narumi
The University of Tokyo

Tomohiro Tanikawa
The University of Tokyo

Michitaka Hirose
The University of Tokyo