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Lately, the integration of gaze detection systems in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) applications has been increasing. For this to be available for everyday use and for everybody, the imbedded gaze tracking system should be one that works with low resolution images coming from ordinary webcams and permits a wide range of head poses. The authors propose the 3D Multi-Texture Active Appearance Model (MT-AAM): an iris model is merged with a local eye skin model where holes are put in the place of the sclera-iris region. The iris model rotates under the eye hole permitting the synthesis of new gaze directions.