Face-to-face communicative avatar driven by voice

Shigeo Morishima*, Tatsuo Yotsukura

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recently computer can make cyberspace to walk through by an interactive virtual reality technique. An avatar in cyberspace can bring us a virtual face-to-face communication environment. In this paper, we realize an avatar which has a real face in cyberspace to construct a multi-user communication system by voice transmission through network. Voice from microphone is transmitted and analyzed, then mouth shape and facial expression of avatar are synchronously estimated and synthesized on real time. And also we introduce an entertainment application of a real-time voice driven synthetic face. This project is named `Fifteen Seconds of Fame' which is an example of interactive movie.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 241999 Oct 28


OtherInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99)
CityKobe, Jpn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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