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3D Facial Model Construction and Expressions Synthesis Using a Single Frontal Face Image

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In this paper, the authors present a system which automatically generates a 3D face model from a single frontal image of a face with the help of generic 3D model and allows synthesizing various expressions. The system consists of three components. The first component detects the features like eyes, mouth, eyebrow and contour of face. After detecting features the second component automatically adapts the generic 3D model into face specific 3D model using geometric transformations. Once the model is ready six basic facial expressions are generated with the help of MPEG-4 Facial Animation ParameterS (FAPS). To generate transitions between these facial expressions they use 3D shape morphing between the corresponding face models and blend the corresponding textures.

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