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Magnenat-Thalmann, N., Thalmann, Daniel, Kunii, Toshiyasu L.
Three-dimensional synthetic reincarnations of Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart were created by the authors of this book for their award-winning feature film "Rendez-vous A MontrA(c)al." The advanced computer animation techniques developed for the film are fully described in this book. They form a technological breakthrough that can be used to produce scenes featuring any celebrity in any situation. This opens new vistas in motion pictures, television and advertizing. The book explains in detail with numerous drawings and color pictures how such films are produced. The following topics are presented: - Preparation of object construction: documentation search, plaster models preparation - Object construction, digitizing, modeling - Body animation: walk - Hand animation and object grasping - Facial animation: expressions, phonemes and emotions - Choreography: decors, actors, cameras, lights - Realism: colors, lights, shading, shadows, textures - Image recording: special effects.Magnenat-Thalmann, N. is the author of 'Synthetic Actors in Computer-Generated 3d Films' with ISBN 9780387522142 and ISBN 038752214X.