DeEvA, a Depot of Evolving Avatars

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DeEvA, a Depot of Evolving Avatars
Abstract. This paper introduces the DeEvA platform for the generation of virtual characters. The platform generates virtual characters using personality traits as input. The generation process is conceived to generate characters whose physical appearance responds to people’s expectations. Characters generated using the platform can be used as believable Embodied Conversational Agents in interactive applications. The platform uses a combination of crowdsourcing techniques: Reverse Correlation and Interactive Genetic Algorithms. This paper describes the method as well as three working examples. 1 The importance of the appearance of virtual characters Virtual characters are widely used in video games and movies. In these contexts, the production pipeline for virtual characters is the state of the art; it involves many professions, such as designers, modellers, and riggers, and it is thus very expensive and time consuming. However, there are contexts where such costs are unsustainable as...
Fabrizio Nunnari, Alexis Héloir
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Updated 16 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where AMI
Authors Fabrizio Nunnari, Alexis Héloir
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