ISCA Archive AVSP 1998
ISCA Archive AVSP 1998

Kinematics-Based Synthesis of Realistic Talking Faces

Takaaki Kuratate, Hani Yehia, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson

A method is described for animating talking faces that approach both cosmetic and communicative realism. The animations can be driven directly from a small set of time-varying positions measured on the face. This method of animation provides distinct benefits for both industrial and behavioral research applications, because the kinematic control parameters are easily obtained and are highly correlated with the measurable acoustic and neuromuscular events associated with speech production.

Cite as: Kuratate, T., Yehia, H., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. (1998) Kinematics-Based Synthesis of Realistic Talking Faces. Proc. Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, 185-190

  author={Takaaki Kuratate and Hani Yehia and Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson},
  title={{Kinematics-Based Synthesis of Realistic Talking Faces}},
  booktitle={Proc. Auditory-Visual Speech Processing},