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View-Dependent Character Animation

Authors: Chaudhuri, Parag, Kalra, Prem, Banerjee, Subhashis

  • Introduces view-dependent character animation, covering all the relevant background work
  • Shows how the technique can be used to generate moving camera character animations as well as stylised animation
  • Includes a large number of example animations
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Computer generated 3D animation has matured over the years into a rich and complex art form. The need to animate diverse characters has caused character animation to become an extensively researched area. Coordinating and presenting the character's movement in three dimensions to convey a specific idea to the audience, however, still remains a challenge. The animator has to employ a lot of artistic and technical skills, and often a labourious iterative trial-and-error process to get it right. It is even more difficult for the animator to generate the character's action if the point of view (i.e., the rendering camera) is also varying. Creating moving camera character animations in 3D is, however, a multi-faceted computer graphics and computer vision problem. It warrants a formal representation of the moving camera, and efficient algorithms to help author the multitude of character poses required for the animation. It is also necessary to deal with issues pertaining to camera and character pose interpolation and visualization of the association between the two. The solution to this problem has to be efficient and elegant from the perspective of a computer scientist, yet at the same time make sense and be intuitive to use.

This well-researched book develops and demonstrates a framework for view-dependent animation designed to solve these issues, well illustrated with a large number of example animations to explain and illustrate this versatile technique.

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"This book report on a view-dependent approach as a means of accomplishing this task in a reliable manner. … Three very important appendices are provided. … This book targets a wide audience, including both the academic research and the professional animation artist. It attempts to be self-contained … . A number of figures are provided to help the reader understand the concepts presented. … This book is comprehensive, and is a job well done." (R. Goldberg, Computing Reviews, January, 2008)


Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-762-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-591-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5883-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
View-Dependent Character Animation
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-762-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-762-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-591-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5883-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 142
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