Real-time voice driven facial animation system

Shigeo Morishima*

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Recently computer can make cyberspace to walk through by an interactive virtual reality technique. An avatar in cyberspace can bring us a virtual face-to-face communication environment. In this paper, we realize an avatar which has a real face in cyberspace to construct a multi-user communication system by voice transmission through network. Voice from microphone is transmitted and analyzed, then mouth shape and facial expression of avatar are synchronously estimated and synthesized on real time. And also we introduce an entertainment application of a real-time voice driven synthetic face. This project is named 'Fifteen Seconds of Fame' which is an example of interactive movie.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)VI-59 - VI-63
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 121999 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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