Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 76, Issue 13, pp 14905–14919 | Cite as

Realistic emotion visualization by combining facial animation and hairstyle synthesis

  • Jun YuEmail author
  • Lingyan Li
  • Jie ZouEmail author


Facial expressions are one of most intuitive way for expressing emotions, and can facilitate human-computer interaction by enabling users to communicate with computers using more natural ways. Besides, the hair can be designed to enhance the expression of emotions particularly. To visualize the emotions in multiple aspects for completeness, we propose a realistic visual emotional synthesis system based on the combination of facial expression and hairstyle in this paper. Firstly, facial expression is synthesized by the anatomical model and parameterized model. Secondly, cartoonish hairstyle is synthesized to describe emotion implicitly by the mass-spring model and cantilever beam model. Finally, the synthesis results of facial expression and hairstyle are combined to produce a complete visual emotion synthesis result. Experiment results demonstrate the proposed system can synthesize realistic animation, and the emotion expressiveness by combining of face and hair outperform that by face or hair alone.


Visual emotion synthesis Facial animation Hair animation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AutomationUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyWuhan Technology and Business UniversityWuhanChina

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