Investigating facial animation production through artistic inquiry

Robin J. S. Sloan, Brian Robinson, Malcolm Cook

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Studies into dynamic facial expressions tend to make use of experimental methods based on objectively manipulated stimuli. New techniques for displaying increasingly realistic facial movement and methods of measuring observer responses are typical of computer animation and psychology facial expression research. However, few projects focus on the artistic nature of performance production. Instead, most concentrate on the naturalistic appearance of posed or acted expressions. In this paper, the authors discuss a method for exploring the creative process of emotional facial expression animation, and ask whether anything can be learned about authentic dynamic expressions through artistic inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationComputation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Cognitive, Adaptive, Content, Patterns
EditorsPetre Dini, Wolfgang Gentzsch, Paul Geraci, Pascal Lorenz, Krishna Singh
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780769538624
ISBN (Print)9781424451661
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
EventComputation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Adaptive, Content, Cognitive, Patterns - Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Nov 200920 Nov 2009


ConferenceComputation World
Abbreviated titleComputationWorld 2009


  • Animation
  • Character
  • Emotional expression
  • Facial expression
  • Practice-led research


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