Technical perspective: Photorealistic facial digitization and manipulation (bibtex)
by Hao Li
Abstract:
For more than a decade, computer graphics (CG) researchers and visual effects experts have been fascinated with bringing photorealistic digital actors to the screen. Crossing the well-known "uncanny valley" in CG humans has been one of the most difficult and crucial challenges, due to hypersensitivity to synthetic humans lacking even the slightest and most subtle features of genuine human faces. Given sufficient resources and time, photorealistic renderings of digital characters have been achieved in recent years. Some of the most memorable cases are seen in blockbuster movies, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Furious 7, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which large teams of highly skilled digital artists use cutting-edge digitization technologies. Despite the progress of 3D-scanning solutions, facial animation systems, and advanced rendering techniques, weeks of manual work are still needed to produce even just a few seconds of animation.
Reference:
Technical perspective: Photorealistic facial digitization and manipulation (Hao Li), In Communications of the ACM, volume 62, 2019.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{li_technical_2019,
	title = {Technical perspective: {Photorealistic} facial digitization and manipulation},
	volume = {62},
	issn = {00010782},
	url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3301004.3292037},
	doi = {10.1145/3292037},
	abstract = {For more than a decade, computer graphics (CG) researchers and visual effects experts have been fascinated with bringing photorealistic digital actors to the screen. Crossing the well-known "uncanny valley" in CG humans has been one of the most difficult and crucial challenges, due to hypersensitivity to synthetic humans lacking even the slightest and most subtle features of genuine human faces. Given sufficient resources and time, photorealistic renderings of digital characters have been achieved in recent years. Some of the most memorable cases are seen in blockbuster movies, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Furious 7, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which large teams of highly skilled digital artists use cutting-edge digitization technologies. Despite the progress of 3D-scanning solutions, facial animation systems, and advanced rendering techniques, weeks of manual work are still needed to produce even just a few seconds of animation.},
	number = {1},
	journal = {Communications of the ACM},
	author = {Li, Hao},
	month = dec,
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {Graphics},
	pages = {95--95}
}
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