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Thu, Dec 24, 2009

ARTNATOMY - Understanding Facial Displays of Emotion

The ARTnatomy tool was developed to help artists learn about the anatomical basis of facial expressions. I rediscovered the flash-based tool recently while working on a nonverbal communication project and I thought blog readers might enjoy trying it out. The web version is free, and a downloadable application is also available for purchase if you want to be able to run the tool offline.  It provides an interesting look at the wide range of expressions the human face can present and offers one tool for creating a face with realistic emotions properly displayed (be sure to click on the Level II tab to see the expressions generator). To learn more about the science behind reading facial expressions, check out the Facial Action Coding System.



Posted by: Bill Warters on 2009 12 24 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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