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Online interactive 4D character animation

Volino, Marco, Huang, Peng and Hilton, Adrian (2015) Online interactive 4D character animation In: The 20th International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D '15), 18 - 21 Jun 2015, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for creating realistic virtual characters that can be delivered via the Internet and interactively controlled in a WebGL enabled web-browser. Four-dimensional performance capture is used to capture realistic human motion and appearance. The captured data is processed into efficient and compact representations for geometry and texture. Motions are analysed against a high-level, user-defined motion graph and suitable inter- and intra-motion transitions are identified. This processed data is stored on a webserver and downloaded by a client application when required. A Javascript-based character animation engine is used to manage the state of the character which responds to user input and sends required frames to a WebGL-based renderer for display. Through the efficient geometry, texture and motion graph representations, a game character capable of performing a range of motions can be represented in 40-50 MB of data. This highlights the potential use of four-dimensional performance capture for creating web-based content. Datasets are made available for further research and an online demo is provided.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Volino, Marcomarco.volino@surrey.ac.uk
Huang, Peng
Hilton, AdrianA.Hilton@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2015
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
DOI : 10.1145/2775292.2775297
Uncontrolled Keywords : I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism—Animation; I.3.8 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism—Applications;
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 23 Oct 2018 15:46
Last Modified : 23 Oct 2018 15:46
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849762

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