9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Speech-Driven 3D Facial Animation for Mobile Entertainment

Juan Yan, Xiang Xie, Hao Hu

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

This paper presents an entertainment-oriented application for mobile service, which generates customized speech-driven 3D facial animation and delivers to end-user by MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). Some important methods of this application are discussed, including the 3D facial model based on 3 photos, the 3D facial animation driven by speech or text on-line and the video format transformer for most smart phones. The implementation shows the facial animation runs vividly and the system gets a positive feedback by subjects' evaluation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yan, Juan / Xie, Xiang / Hu, Hao (2008): "Speech-driven 3d facial animation for mobile entertainment", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 2334-2337.