Creative approaches to emotional expression animation
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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 of particular facial regions, actions, and movements to the recognition of emotions. In many studies, the stimuli for such studies have been generated through posing by non-experts or performances by trained actors. However, character animators are required to craft recognizable, believable emotional facial expressions as a part of their profession. In this poster, the authors discuss some of the creative processes employed in their research into emotional expressions, and how practice-led research into expression animation might offer a new perspective on the generation of believable emotional expressions.
RightsThis is the final author's version of the text that accompanied the poster presentation, deposited by permission from University of Twente. Published version (c)2009 University of Twente, available from http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/15399/
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