Physical modeling of face using spring frame based on anatomical data

Yoshimitsu Aoki, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

We have proposed a new physical model of a human face which has a three dimensional structure of skin, skull, and muscles based on anatomical data. The skin and the skull models are constructed from CT scanned data, and the facial muscles were placed between them based on anatomical knowledge. In regards to the skin and muscle models, spring frames were used to simulate the elastic dynamics of real facial skin and muscles. Modification of facial expressions can be flexibly realized by two factors: the expansion and contraction of non-linear springs and the motion of the jaw. Using this model, we can predict facial modifications under given conditions for muscles and the skull. Furthermore, our method is effective not only for synthesizing natural facial images, but also for analyzing the relationship between facial expressions and muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia Modeling, MMM 1997 - Modeling Multimedia Information and Systems
EditorsPung Hung Keng, Chua Tat Seng
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages339-354
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9810233515, 9789810233518
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Multi-Media Modeling, MMM 1997 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1997 Nov 171997 Nov 20

Publication series

NameMultimedia Modeling, MMM 1997 - Modeling Multimedia Information and Systems

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Multi-Media Modeling, MMM 1997
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period97/11/1797/11/20

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Keywords

  • CT scanned data
  • Muscle model
  • Physical modeling of face
  • Skin model
  • Skull model
  • Spring frame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Aoki, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (1997). Physical modeling of face using spring frame based on anatomical data. In P. H. Keng, & C. T. Seng (Eds.), Multimedia Modeling, MMM 1997 - Modeling Multimedia Information and Systems (pp. 339-354). (Multimedia Modeling, MMM 1997 - Modeling Multimedia Information and Systems). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.