Real-Time Animation of Cartoon Character Faces
Tuesday, 12 August 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
This live demo allows a viewer to stand in front of a webcam and animate a 3D character in real time. The video stream is processed in real time by Mixamo Face Plus proprietary technology, the facial expression of the user is extracted, and the emotional facial information is transferred to the 3D character. The non-linear nature of the mapping is designed to push typical features of cartoon characters such as exaggeration, squash, and stretch.
The technology leverages machine learning and computer vision, and it does not require calibration, as it uses an extensive training set to recognize facial shapes, appearances, and illumination levels.