Sciweavers

Share
CGA
1998

Verbs and Adverbs: Multidimensional Motion Interpolation

10 years 3 months ago
Verbs and Adverbs: Multidimensional Motion Interpolation
This paper describes methods and data structures used to leverage motion sequences of complex linked figures. We present a technique for interpolating between example motions derived from live motion capture or produced through traditional animation tools. These motions can be characterized by emotional expressiveness or control behaviors such as turning or going uphill or downhill. We call such parameterized motions “verbs” and the parameters that control them “adverbs.” Verbs can be combined with other verbs to form a “verb graph,” with smooth transitions between them, allowing an animated figure to exhibit a substantial repertoire of expressive behaviors. A combination of radial basis functions and low order polynomials is used to create the interpolation space between example motions. Inverse kinematic constraints are used to augment the interpolations in order to avoid, for example, the feet slipping on the floor during a support phase of a walk cycle. Once the ver...
Charles Rose, Michael F. Cohen, Bobby Bodenheimer
Added 21 Dec 2010
Updated 21 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 1998
Where CGA
Authors Charles Rose, Michael F. Cohen, Bobby Bodenheimer
Comments (0)
books