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MPEG-4 Book, The by Touradj Ebrahimi, Fernando Pereira

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Chapter 9. Visual SNHC Tools

by Euee S. Jang, Tolga Capin, and Jörn Ostermann

Keywords: graphics, synthetic and natural hybrid coding, face animation, body animation, 2D mesh coding, 3D mesh coding, view-dependent scalability, error resilience

At the end of the last century, 8 out of 10 Hollywood movies that won the Oscar for best visual effects (e.g., The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2) used graphics elements for photo realistic visual effects [Perr01]. Today, graphics authoring tools like RenderMan are widely used by movie studios. Marking its 50 years of technological innovations, graphics, along with natural audiovisual data, turned into a new medium.

In the first half of the 1990s, the MPEG committee successfully launched its MPEG-1 ...

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