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Author Musse, Soraia R. ♦ Queiroz, Rossana B. ♦ Barros, Leandro M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Expressiveness ♦ Behavioral animation ♦ Gaze behavior ♦ Facial animation ♦ Eye animation
Abstract Eyes play an important role in communication among people. Motions of the eye express emotions and regulate the flow of conversation. Hence we consider fundamental that virtual humans or other characters present convincing and expressive gaze in applications such as Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs), games and movies. However, we perceive that in many applications that require automatic generation of facial movements, such as ECA, character's eye motion does not carry meaning related to its expressiveness. This work proposes a model for the automatic generation of expressive gaze by examining eye behavior in different affective states. To collect data related to gaze and expressiveness, we looked at Computer Graphics movies. This data was used as a basis to describe gaze expressions in the proposed model. We also implemented a prototype and performed some tests with users in order to observe the impact of eye behavior during some expressions of emotion. The results show that the model is capable of generating eye motions that are coherent with the affective states of the virtual character.
Description Affiliation: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Musse, Soraia R.) || Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil (Queiroz, Rossana B.; Barros, Leandro M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 3
Page Count 23
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 23

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Source: ACM Digital Library