Colouration issues in computer generated facial animation

Manjula Patel

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In everyday interactions with one another we use the face for recognising people and for communicating with them. Despite the considerable amount of research into computer generated facial animation, one particular aspect, that of the colouration of the face appears to have been neglected. In this paper we address issues pertinent to the use of colour for both modelling the appearance of the face and for enhancing communication during facial expression and animation. Colouration is an integral part of the face, which helps in the recognition of faces as well as in the interpretation of the often subtle signals emitted by the human face.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • facial animation
  • facial colouration
  • facial appearance


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