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Digital Sculpting For 
Facial Animation
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IMTM-SHU 284-1


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Assistant Arts Professor |  Chen Wu-Wei

Course_Digital Sculpting

Chen Wu-Wei

Course Description

Dr. Chen integrates the concepts of 3D visualization, interactive info-motion design and digital sculpting into digital heritage contents development. Dr. Chen also hosts digital heritage forum at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016/2017 and invites experts of interdisciplinary areas (museum contes, architecture, urban planning, curation and aesthetics) for sharing. Chen's latest papers are accepted by CIPA 2017 (Ottawa) and DCH2017 (Berlin).


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This course covers digital modeling / sculpting techniques including polygonal modeling, digital sculpting and blend-shape facial animation. The course breaks down into 4 stages : 1. basic topology of head model (student’s profile photos as reference), 2. high-poly sculpting and projection texturing, 3. blend shapes animation, 4. final project. In the final project, students get to choose either lip-sync animation or conceptual piece utilizing the created head models. An overview of digital editing / compositing and sound design will also be introduced to assist with students’ final project at the end of the semester.

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