Action capture: A Vr-based method for character animation

Bernhard Jung, Hani Ben Amor, Guido Heumer, Arnd Vitzthum

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Abstract

This contribution describes a Virtual Reality (VR) based method for character animation that extends conventional motion capture by not only tracking an actor's movements but also his or her interactions with the objects of a virtual environment. Rather than merely replaying the actor's movements, the idea is that virtual characters learn to imitate the actor's goal-directed behavior while interacting with the virtual scene. Following Arbib's equation action = movement + goal we call this approach Action Capture. For this, the VR user's body movements are analyzed and transformed into a multi-layered action representation. Behavioral animation techniques are then applied to synthesize animations which closely resemble the demonstrated action sequences. As an advantage, captured actions can often be naturally applied to virtual characters of different sizes and body proportions, thus avoiding retargeting problems of motion capture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008
PublisherSpringer Vienna
Pages97-122
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9783211991770
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StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Jung, B., Ben Amor, H., Heumer, G., & Vitzthum, A. (2011). Action capture: A Vr-based method for character animation. In Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008 (pp. 97-122). Springer Vienna. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-99178-7_6

Action capture : A Vr-based method for character animation. / Jung, Bernhard; Ben Amor, Hani; Heumer, Guido; Vitzthum, Arnd.

Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008. Springer Vienna, 2011. p. 97-122.

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Jung, B, Ben Amor, H, Heumer, G & Vitzthum, A 2011, Action capture: A Vr-based method for character animation. in Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008. Springer Vienna, pp. 97-122. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-99178-7_6
Jung B, Ben Amor H, Heumer G, Vitzthum A. Action capture: A Vr-based method for character animation. In Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008. Springer Vienna. 2011. p. 97-122 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-99178-7_6
Jung, Bernhard ; Ben Amor, Hani ; Heumer, Guido ; Vitzthum, Arnd. / Action capture : A Vr-based method for character animation. Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008. Springer Vienna, 2011. pp. 97-122
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