Interactive Virtual Humans in Real-Time Virtual Environments

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Interactive Virtual Humans in Real-Time Virtual Environments
In this paper, we will present an overview of existing research in the vast area of IVH systems. We will also present our ongoing work on improving the expressive capabilities of IVHs. Because of the complexity of interaction, a high level of control is required over the face and body motions of the virtual humans. In order to achieve this, current approaches try to generate face and body motions from a high-level description. Although this indeed allows for a precise control over the movement of the virtual human, it is difficult to generate a natural-looking motion from such a high-level description. Another problem that arises when animating IVHs is that motions are not generated all the time. Therefore a flexible animation scheme is required that ensures a natural posture even when no animation is playing. We will present MIRAnim, our animation engine, which uses a combination of motion synthesis from motion capture and a statistical analysis of prerecorded motion clips. As opposed...
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Arjan Egges
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where IJVR
Authors Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Arjan Egges
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