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  • Animating believable facial expressions: is it possible to choreograph perceptually valid emotional expressions? 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Cook, Malcolm (University of Edinburgh, 2009-06-10)
    In psychology research, the nuances of facial movement have been investigated to determine the key characteristics of emotional expressions. Studies have shown that movement alone can communicate emotion, that particular ...
  • Choreographing emotional facial expressions 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Moore, Fhionna R.; Cook, Malcolm (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010-05)
    While much is known about the appearance and human perception of emotional facial expressions, researchers and professionals experience difficulties when attempting to create believable animated characters. Methods for ...
  • Considerations for believable emotional facial expression animation 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Cook, Malcolm; Robinson, Brian (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-07)
    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 ...
  • Creative approaches to emotional expression animation 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Cook, Malcolm (University of Twente, 2009-06)
    In facial expression research, it is well established that certain emotional expressions are universally recognized. Studies into observer perception of expressions have built upon this research by highlighting the importance ...
  • Dynamic emotional expression choreography: perception of naturalistic facial expressions 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Cook, Malcolm; Bown, James L. (Swansea Metropolitan University, 2008-11)
    Animators and animation researchers have looked to the work of psychologists - most notably Paul Ekman and Wallace Friesen – to learn more about the movement and perception of facial expressions. The Facial Action Coding ...
  • Observer perception of artistically manipulated emotional facial expression animations 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Moore, Fhionna R.; Cook, Malcolm (IASTED and ACTA Press, 2010-02-17)
    While we know quite a lot about emotional facial expressions, we know relatively little about the temporal development of dynamic expressions. In order to study expressions, most researchers have made use of acted, posed, ...
  • A phenomenological study of facial expression animation 

    Sloan, Robin J. S.; Robinson, Brian; Moore, Fhionna R.; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Cook, Malcolm (British Computer Society, 2011-07-06)
    This paper covers the findings of a qualitative study of facial animation, in which a cohort of student animators were tasked with producing spatiotemporally configured emotional expression animations. The timing of the ...
  • Uncanny worlds: viewer perception of facial expression and the uncanny valley in virtual characters 

    Tinwell, Angela; Abdel Nabi, D.; Sloan, Robin J. S. (University of Edinburgh Innovation Initiative Grant, 2012-05-18)
    Realistic, human-like characters are increasingly being used in virtual worlds for entertainment in animation and video games, and in healthcare and education for therapeutic and elearning applications. However, despite ...