Adobe delivered a technical paper at SIGGRAPH 2017 called “Example-Based Synthesis of Stylized Facial Animations,” about creating Stylized Facial Animations based off an arbitrary example style, such as a painting. Mike Seymour from FXGuide talked with Dave Simons, one of the authors of the paper, to learn more about the research behind the tech.
Here’s an excerpt from Mike Seymour’s article “Adobe Technical Paper Genius”:
Adobe delivered one of the most impressive papers at this year’s SIGGRAPH technical papers. The essence of the paper is to build on previous research to provide Stylized Facial Animations based off an arbitrary example style, such as a painting. This paper is the basis of Jakub Fišer PhD at the Czech Technical University in Prague. This work is so impressive, it seems almost like magic, but in reality their clever solution takes advantage of some special aspects of faces, some core Adobe Photoshop tech and the previously published research that the team has been working on for some time.
We spoke to Dave Simons, Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe Research, and he has been with Adobe since Aldus Corporation was purchased by Adobe in 1994. He is one of the authors on the Adobe SIGGRAPH PAPER called Example-Based Synthesis of Stylized Facial Animations.
For more great SIGGRAPH info, see Toolfarm’s SIGGRAPH 2017 RoundUp post.