Face Robot - Recommended Reading

Here are some links to useful research material for doing facial animation.


Face Robot users have also found the following books useful:


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Facial Expressions, by Gary Faigin

Gary Faigin: Facial Expressions.
Gary Faigin: Facial Expressions.
  • ISBN: 0823016285
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (November 1, 1990)
  • Hardcover


Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference For Artists, by Mark Simon

Mark Simon: Facial Expressions.
Mark Simon: Facial Expressions.
  • ISBN: 0823016714
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (June 20, 2005)
  • Paperback: 256 pages


Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right, by Jason Osipa

Jason Osipa: Stop Staring
Jason Osipa: Stop Staring

Probably one of the best selling facial animation books. Covers basic facial modeling and animation techniques which are useful although the book's examples are based on shape animation.

  • ISBN: 0782141293
  • Publisher: Sybex (August 1, 2003)
  • Paperback: 352 pages


Unmasking the Face, by Ekman & Friesen

Paul Ekman, Wallace V. Friesen: Unmasking the Face
Paul Ekman, Wallace V. Friesen: Unmasking the Face

Explores the basic human emotions, how they are reflected in the face, how different emotions are layered, how emotions can be modified or masked. Includes a useful library of partial and composite facial expressions.

  • ISBN: 1883536367
  • Publisher: Malor Books (September, 2003)
  • Paperback: 212 pages


Drawing the Human Head, by Burne Hogarth

Burne Hogarth: Drawing the Human Head
Burne Hogarth: Drawing the Human Head
  • ISBN: 0823013766
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications; Reprint edition (March 1, 1989)

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