An Investigation into the feasibility of Human Facial Modeling

Abstract

In this paper, virtual videoconferencing is investigated. The goal of the project is to develop a cheap, realistic yet real-time 3D face-modeling tool using a number of camera feeds. Bandwidth utilisation can then be minimised by transferring only the actual model (and subsequently, changes to the model) of the actor's face. Using a virtual reality system, reconstruction of a human face is performed and transmitted, thereby reducing bandwidth requirements. The modeling process is discussed, with results.

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Journal Articles

[1] Soteri Panagou and Shaun Bangay. The development of a generic framework for the implementation of a cheap, component-based virtual video-conferencing system. South African Computer Journal, 25(24):185-193, November 1999. [DOC] [PDF] [BibTeX]

Conference Papers (peer reviewed)

[1] Soteri Panagou and Shaun Bangay. Video compression with virtual reality; an implementation of a cheap, component-based virtual video-conferencing system. In Proceedings of the 2nd South African Telecommunications, Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), pages 454-461, September 1999. [PDF] [BibTeX]

[2] Soteri Panagou and Shaun Bangay. The development of a generic framework for the implementation of a cheap, component-based virtual video-conferencing system. In SAICSIT '99: Proceedings of the annual research conference of the South African institute of computer scientists and information technologists on IT research in developing countries, November 1999. Also published in South African Computer Journal, 25 (24), November 1999, 185-193. [BibTeX]

[3] Soteri Panagou and Shaun Bangay. An investigation into the feasibility of human facial modelling. In Proceedings of the 1st South African Telecommunications, Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), September 1998. [DOC] [PDF] [BibTeX]

Masters Theses

[1] Soterios Panagou. Development of the components of a low cost, distributed facial virtual conferencing system. Master's thesis, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, January 2000. [PDF] [BibTeX]

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