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  MTRC Gallery: Pictures from the FACES Project
  In everyday interactions with one another we use the face for recognising people and for communicating with them. Our interests are in the visual presentation of emotion, including both the correct colouration and the correctional cues. of the colouration of the face, was for a long time neglected. The aim is to enhance communication during facial expression and animation.


Portrayal of a male and a female face
Male and female faces tend to differ in terms of colouration as well as physical characteristics.


Examples of a range of different faces
It is possible to modify the facial mesh in order to represent a variety of different faces.


Cheek colour attenuation
The colour of the cheeks is blended into the skin-tone. The rate of attenuation is controlled independently. The top-left image contains no cheek colouration, while the top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right faces have been rendered with varying attenuation.


Application of eye-shadow over the eyelids
Makeup is particularly relevant to women as well as to actors and actresses.


Embarrassment is an easily recognised emotion.
Facial blushing comprises the visible reddening of the face, ears and neck due to an increase in blood volume to the face.


Shock is the most extreme form of surprise.
Here, there is a visible whitening of the face as blood rushes away from the surface of the skin.


White as a sheet.
Fear can range from anxiety to worry to terror. As in the display of shock, blood drains away from the surface of the skin, however there is a recognisable difference in facial expression.


Red, hot anger.
One of the major distinctions between anger and fear is that of facial colouration as well as that of facial expression.