Facial expression mapping based on elastic and muscle-distribution-based models
Date of Issue2012
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (2012 : Seoul, Korea)
School of Computer Engineering
In this paper, a new algorithm is proposed for facial expression mapping. The proposed algorithm first introduces a new elastic model to balance the global and local warping effects such that the impacts from facial feature differences between people can be avoided, thus more reasonable geometric warping results can be created. Furthermore, a muscle-distribution-based (MD) model is also proposed. The proposed MD model utilizes the muscle distribution information of the human face to evaluate and strengthen the facial illumination details. By this way, the impacts from human face difference as well as the effects of unsuitable noise filtering can be effectively alleviated. Experimental results show that our proposed algorithm can create obviously better facial expression results than the existing methods.