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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 05)
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A 3D Facial Expression Tracking Method Using Piecewise Deformations

Jing Chi, Xiaoming Wu and Shanshan Gao
Corresponding Author:  Jing Chi 

Key words:  Mesh matching, non-rigid transformation, segmentation, time-varying expressions , , ,
Vol. 5 , (05): 1804-1810
Submitted Accepted Published
August 09, 2012 September 03, 2012 February 11, 2013
Abstract:

We present a new fast method for 3D facial expression tracking based on piecewise non-rigid deformations. Our method takes as input a video-rate sequence of face meshes that record the shape and time-varying expressions of a human face, and deforms a source mesh to match each input mesh to output a new mesh sequence with the same connectivity that reflects the facial shape and expressional variations. In mesh matching, we automatically segment the source mesh and estimate a non-rigid transformation for each segment to approximate the input mesh closely. Piecewise non-rigid transformation significantly reduces computational complexity and improves tracking speed because it greatly decreases the unknowns to be estimated. Our method can also achieve desired tracking accuracy because segmentation can be adjusted automatically and flexibly to approximate arbitrary deformations on the input mesh. Experiments demonstrate the efficiency of our method.
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Jing Chi, Xiaoming Wu and Shanshan Gao, 2013. A 3D Facial Expression Tracking Method Using Piecewise Deformations.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(05): 1804-1810.
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