An important problem in the animation of virtual characters is the expression of complex mental states using the coordinated prosody of voice, rhythm, facial expressions, and head and gaze motion.
The authors of “A Generative Audio-Visual Prosodic Model for Virtual Actors” (login required for full text) propose a method for generating natural speech and facial animation in various attitudes using neutral speech and animation as input.
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