3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body

3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body

Nikos Sarris (Informatics & Telematics Institute, Greece) and Michael G. Strintzis (Informatics & Telematics Institute, Greece)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 407
ISBN13: 9781591402992|ISBN10: 1591402999|EISBN13: 9781931777995|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-299-2


3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body covers the areas of modeling and animating 3D synthetic human models at a level that is useful to students, researchers, software developers and content generators. The reader will be presented with the latest, research-level, techniques for the analysis and synthesis of still and moving human bodies, with particular emphasis in facial and gesture characteristics.

Reviews and Testimonials

The punctual reference to international standardization makes 3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body usable" and not only "readable." The vision behind the book was oriented to consider both theoretical aspects and implementation issues; thus achieving a well balanced mix of conceptual investigations and application prospects."

– Fabio Lavagetto, University of Genova, Italy

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Angel Sappa, Sotiris Malassiotis
This chapter presents a survey of the most recent vision-based human body modeling techniques. It includes sections covering the topics of 3D human... Sample PDF
Advances in Vision-Based Human Body Modeling
Chapter 2
Marius Preda, Ioan A. Salomie, Françoise Preteux, Gauthier Lafruit
Besides being one of the well-known audio/video coding techniques, MPEG-4 provides additional coding tools dedicated to virtual character animation.... Sample PDF
Virtual Character Definition and Animation within the MPEG-4 Standard
Chapter 3
B. J. Lei, E. A. Hendriks, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
This chapter presents an extensive overview of passive camera calibration techniques. Starting with a detailed introduction and mathematical... Sample PDF
Camera Calibration for 3D Reconstruction and View Transformation
Chapter 4
Burak Ozer, Tiehan Lv, Wayne Wolf
This chapter focuses on real-time processing techniques for the reconstruction of visual information from multiple views and its analysis for human... Sample PDF
Real-Time Analysis of Human Body Parts and Gesture-Activity Recognition in 3D
Chapter 5
Kostas Karpouzis, Amaryllis Raouzaiou, Athanasios Drosopoulos, Spiros Ioannou, Themis Balomenos, Nicolas Tsapatsoulis
This chapter presents a holistic approach to emotion modeling and analysis and their applications in Man-Machine Interaction applications. Beginning... Sample PDF
Facial Expression and Gesture Analysis for Emotionally-Rich Man-Machine Interaction
Chapter 6
Ana C. Andres del Valle, Jean-Luc Dugelay
This chapter presents a state-of-the-art compilation on facial motion and expression analysis. The core of the chapter includes the description and... Sample PDF
Techniques for Face Motion & Expression Analysis on Monocular Images
Chapter 7
Peter Eisert
In this chapter, the state-of-the-art in facial animation and expression analysis is reviewed and new techniques for the estimation of 3-D human... Sample PDF
Analysis and Synthesis of Facial Expressions
Chapter 8
Gregor A. Kalberer, Pascal Müller, Luc Van Gool
The problem of realistic face animation is a difficult one. This is hampering a further breakthrough of some high-tech domains, such as special... Sample PDF
Modeling and Synthesis of Realistic Visual Speech in 3D
Chapter 9
Markus Kampmann, Liang Zhang
This chapter introduces a complete framework for automatic adaptation of a 3D face model to a human face for visual communication applications like... Sample PDF
Automatic 3D Face Model Adaptation with Two Complexity Modes for Visual Communication
Chapter 10
Zhen Wen, Pengyu Hong, Jilin Tu, Thomas S. Huang
This chapter presents a unified framework for machine-learning-based facial deformation modeling, analysis and synthesis. It enables flexible... Sample PDF
Learning 3D Face Deformation Model: Methods and Applications
Chapter 11
Nikos Karatzoulis, Costas T. Davarakis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
This chapter presents a number of promising applications and provides an overview of recent developments and techniques in the area of analysis and... Sample PDF
Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body: R&D Projects
About the Authors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nikos Sarris received his Ph.D. from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in "3D modelling Techniques for the Human Face" and his Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He has worked as a research assistant in the Information Processing Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for 4 years, where he participated in several national and international projects and coordinated a national research project funded by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology. He has worked as a Research Fellow for the Informatics and Telematics Institute for 3 years, where he participated in several national and international projects and coordinated a Thematic Network of Excellence within the European Commission Information Society Technologies 5th Framework Program. Dr. Sarris has fulfilled his military service in the Research & Informatics Corps of the Greek Army and has been a member of the Greek Technical Chamber as a Computer Systems and Informatics Engineer since 1996. His research interests include 3D model-based image and video processing, image coding, image analysis and sign language synthesis and recognition.
Michael G. Strintzis is the Director of Informatics and Telematics Institute (Centre of Research and Technology Hellas) and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received his diploma degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1967, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1969 and 1970, respectively. He then joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA., where he served as Assistant Professor (1970–1976) and Associate Professor (1976–1980). Since 1980, he has been Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, and, since 1999, Director of the Informatics and Telematics Research Institute, Thessaloniki. His current research interests include 2-D and 3-D image coding, image processing, biomedical signal and image processing, and DVD and Internet data authentication and copy protection. Dr. Strintzis is currently a member of the management committee of the European program "Information Society Technologies" (IST) and of the Joint Communication Board of the European Space Agency.