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Application of shape-measuring optical methods in animation
Author(s): Malgorzata Kujawinska; Michal Pawlowski
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Paper Abstract

The methodologies and tools used recently in animation are presented and their most significant problems are recognized. It includes creating of libraries of realistic 3D objects and describing the models of animation in 3D space. As a solution optical methods using structured light are proposed for gathering information about shape of 3D objects. The fringe projection system is applied for determination of absolute co- ordinate of 3D objects in respect to their global shape and local texture. Additionally the measurements at sequential stages of the object movements are performed. This information is the base to calculate the trajectories of points' movement, and latter to predict the model of animation. The concept described above is experimentally tested on simple 3D objects. The further works required to apply the methodology presented for description of complex, realistic objects are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3407, International Conference on Applied Optical Metrology, (29 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323367
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Malgorzata Kujawinska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Michal Pawlowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3407:
International Conference on Applied Optical Metrology
Pramod Kumar Rastogi; Ferenc Gyimesi, Editor(s)

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