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Modelling Virtual Cities Dedicated to Behavioural Animation

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Modelling Virtual Cities Dedicated to Behavioural Animation
In order to populate virtual cities, it is necessary to specify the behaviour of dynamic entities such as pedestrians or car drivers. Since a complete mental model based on vision and image processing cannot be constructed in real time using purely geometrical information, higher levels of information are needed in a model of the virtual environment. For example, the autonomous actors of a virtual world would exploit the knowledge of the environment topology to navigate through it. In this article, we present a model of virtual urban environments using structures and information suitable for behavioural animations. Thanks to this knowledge, autonomous virtual actors can behave like pedestrians or car drivers in a complex city environment. A city modeler has been designed, using this model of urban environment, and enables complex urban environments for behavioural animation to be automatically produced.
Gwenola Thomas, Stéphane Donikian
Added 17 Dec 2010
Updated 17 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Where CGF
Authors Gwenola Thomas, Stéphane Donikian
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