Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation

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Abstract

Facial expressions can be used to communicate emotional states through the use of universal signifiers within key regions of the face. Psychology research has identified what these signifiers are and how different combinations and variations can be interpreted. Research into expressions has informed animation practice, but as yet very little is known about the movement within and between emotional expressions. A better understanding of sequence, timing, and duration could better inform the production of believable animation. This paper introduces the idea of expression choreography, and how tests of observer perception might enhance our understanding of moving emotional expressions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging
EditorsEbad Banissi, Muhammad Sarfraz, Farzad Khosrowshahi, John Counsell, Richard Laing, Chris Moore, Andrew J. Cowell, Ming Hou, Gui Yun Tian, Mohammad Dastbaz, Mark Bannatyne, Jian J. Zhang, Vittorio Scarano, Rosario De Chiara, Ugo Erra, Anna Ursyn, Haim Levkowitz
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages61-66
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769537344
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
EventSecond International Conference in Visualisation - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 15 Jul 200917 Jul 2009
Conference number: 2

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ConferenceSecond International Conference in Visualisation
Abbreviated titleVIZ 2009
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period15/07/0917/07/09

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Sloan, R. J. S., Cook, M., & Robinson, B. (2009). Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. In E. Banissi, M. Sarfraz, F. Khosrowshahi, J. Counsell, R. Laing, C. Moore, A. J. Cowell, M. Hou, G. Y. Tian, M. Dastbaz, M. Bannatyne, J. J. Zhang, V. Scarano, R. De Chiara, U. Erra, A. Ursyn, ... H. Levkowitz (Eds.), Proceedings: International Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging (pp. 61-66). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/VIZ.2009.28
Sloan, Robin J. S. ; Cook, Malcolm ; Robinson, Brian. / Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. Proceedings: International Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging. editor / Ebad Banissi ; Muhammad Sarfraz ; Farzad Khosrowshahi ; John Counsell ; Richard Laing ; Chris Moore ; Andrew J. Cowell ; Ming Hou ; Gui Yun Tian ; Mohammad Dastbaz ; Mark Bannatyne ; Jian J. Zhang ; Vittorio Scarano ; Rosario De Chiara ; Ugo Erra ; Anna Ursyn ; Haim Levkowitz. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE Computer Society, 2009. pp. 61-66
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Sloan, RJS, Cook, M & Robinson, B 2009, Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. in E Banissi, M Sarfraz, F Khosrowshahi, J Counsell, R Laing, C Moore, AJ Cowell, M Hou, GY Tian, M Dastbaz, M Bannatyne, JJ Zhang, V Scarano, R De Chiara, U Erra, A Ursyn & H Levkowitz (eds), Proceedings: International Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 61-66, Second International Conference in Visualisation, Barcelona, Spain, 15/07/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/VIZ.2009.28

Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. / Sloan, Robin J. S.; Cook, Malcolm; Robinson, Brian.

Proceedings: International Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging. ed. / Ebad Banissi; Muhammad Sarfraz; Farzad Khosrowshahi; John Counsell; Richard Laing; Chris Moore; Andrew J. Cowell; Ming Hou; Gui Yun Tian; Mohammad Dastbaz; Mark Bannatyne; Jian J. Zhang; Vittorio Scarano; Rosario De Chiara; Ugo Erra; Anna Ursyn; Haim Levkowitz. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE Computer Society, 2009. p. 61-66.

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Sloan RJS, Cook M, Robinson B. Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation. In Banissi E, Sarfraz M, Khosrowshahi F, Counsell J, Laing R, Moore C, Cowell AJ, Hou M, Tian GY, Dastbaz M, Bannatyne M, Zhang JJ, Scarano V, De Chiara R, Erra U, Ursyn A, Levkowitz H, editors, Proceedings: International Conference Visualisation: Visualization in Built and Rural Environments – BioMedical Visualization – Geometric Modelling and Imaging. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society. 2009. p. 61-66 https://doi.org/10.1109/VIZ.2009.28