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Controlling the movement of an articulated figure using parametric frame-space interpolation
Author(s): Shang Guo; James Roberge; Thom Grace
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes parametric frame space interpolation, a new technique for motion control which allows an animator to define a range of movements using a set of reference movements (a frame space). Once this frame space has been constructed, an animator can specify an envisioned movement in terms of these reference movements or, more precisely, as an interpolation between these reference movements. The result is a high-level motion control mechanism which, while powerful, retains the artistic expressiveness and visual emphasis characteristic of parametric keyframing. Then we will develop simple human locomotion model that illustrates the use of this parametric frame space interpolation technique. This locomotion model blends a range of walking and running movements to form a unified motion framework.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2644, Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, (22 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235491
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Shang Guo, Marist College (United States)
James Roberge, Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)
Thom Grace, Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2644:
Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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