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Video-Based Character Animation

Starck, J, Miller, G and Hilton, A (2005) Video-Based Character Animation In: 2005 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics symposium on Computer animation, 2005-07-29 - 2005-07-31, Los Angeles.

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a video-based representation for free viewpoint visualization and motion control of 3D character models created from multiple view video sequences of real people. Previous approaches to video-based rendering provide no control of scene dynamics to manipulate, retarget, and create new 3D content from captured scenes. Here we contribute a new approach, combining image based reconstruction and video-based animation to allow controlled animation of people from captured multiple view video sequences. We represent a character as a motion graph of free viewpoint video motions for animation control. We introduce the use of geometry videos to represent reconstructed scenes of people for free viewpoint video rendering. We describe a novel spherical matching algorithm to derive global surface to surface correspondence in spherical geometry images for motion blending and the construction of seamless transitions between motion sequences. Finally, we demonstrate interactive video-based character animation with real-time rendering and free viewpoint visualization. This approach synthesizes highly realistic character animations with dynamic surface shape and appearance captured from multiple view video of people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: “© ACM, (2005). This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics symposium on Computer animation, { ISSN 1-59593-198-8, (2005)} http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1145/1073368.1073375”.
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 14:29
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:00
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/111060

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