- Upgraded to free VC++ 2008 Express compiler. It is easier to install than previous (2005) free compiler. Please use wxFaceEd-90.sln from now on.
- Upgraded to wxWidgets 2.8.7
- Upgraded to xerces-c 2.8.0 (x86-windows-vc_8_0)
Rossana Baptista Queiroz, who is working with eye animation and expressiveness as her graduation project submitted a patch to fix the problems (which were on our todo list forever) in eye motion in MPEG-4 FAP mode. Her work also is inserted in a research project named Virtus, in her university, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos -http://www.unisinos.br -- São Leopoldo, Brazil), where the Cromos Lab works mainly with crowd simulation. Thanks for her timesaving help and contribution to Xface.
Our poster submission for DECALOG 2007 workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue named "Enhancing System Communication through Synthetic Characters" is available online.
Our joint paper named "A Multimodal 3D Healthcare Communication System" is accepted for 3DTV conference special session: "3D Multimodal Interfaces: Applications on Edutainment, Medicine and Disabled".
New release for Xface Toolkit v0.94 is available.
Now, we support external wav file in speech tags of SMIL-Agent with this release. At the moment, only one wav file per script is supported, soon it will be unlimited.
Jose Gonzalez from Universidad de Malaga has successfully ported Xface to Linux platform. His contribution is very welcome, we are in the process of releasing an official Linux version now. Here is a screenshot of XfaceEd from Linux.
XfaceEd and Alice appeared in GALA 2006 event at IVA conference. Here is the GALA finalists gallery.
New release for Xface Toolkit v0.85 is available. A better support for SMIL-Agent scripting language, keyframe based animation, no dependency for playback (no need to find external tools for FAP generation), lots of bug fixes and new features. Check the downloads page!
Presented two papers one about XfaceEd, named "XfaceEd: Authoring Tool for Embodied Conversational Agents" and one about SMIL-Agent scripting language, named "Synthetic Characters as Multichannel Interfaces" at ICMI 2005, held in Trento, Italy, between 4-6 October.
[XfaceEd Paper] [SMIL-Agent Paper]
Presented a paper named "Xface: Open Source Toolkit for Creating 3d Faces of an Embodied Conversational Agent" at SmartGraphics 2005 , held near Munich, Germany, between 22-24 August.
new version release 0.7; Now you can download only one setup file for the whole Xface Toolkit and install the components that you want. Also released a source code zip from the subversion server for people interested in stable snapshots. Check downloads page here or in SourceForge.
As of today, we moved all the source control to our new Subversion server in our institute. We still plan to update the Sourceforge CVS repository for some time, however it won't be so frequent. For a daily snapshot of Xface please connect to http://xfacesvn.fbk.eu/svn using a client of Subversion. You can also browse the repository using your web browser from the same address.
[related dev blog]
Xface is in SourceForge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/xface/ .
Presented a paper named "Xface: MPEG-4 based open source toolkit for 3d facial animation" at AVI04, Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, held in Gallipoli, Italy, between 25-28 May.
[pdf] [abstract] [related dev blog]