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Thesis - Master's thesis | @MastersThesis | Masterarbeit

Author(s)*:de Aguiar, Edilson
BibTeX citekey*:Aguiar2004_Master

Title, School
Title*:Character Animation from a Motion Capture Database
School:Universität des Saarlandes
Type of Thesis*:Master's thesis

Note, Abstract, Copyright
LaTeX Abstract:This thesis discusses methods that use information contained in a motion capture database to assist in the creation of a realistic character animation. Starting with an animation sketch, where only a small number of keyframes for some degrees of freedom are set, the motion capture data is used to improve the initial motion quality. First, the multiresolution filtering technique is presented and it is shown how this method can be used as a building block for character animation. Then, the hierarchical fragment method is introduced, which uses signal processing techniques, the skeleton hierarchy information and a simple matching algorithm applied to data fragments to synthesize missing degrees of freedom in a character animation, from a motion capture database. In a third technique, a principal component model is fitted to the motion capture database and it is demonstrated that using the motion principle components a character animation can be edited and enhanced after it has been created. After comparing these methods, a hybrid approach combining the individual technique s advantages is proposed, which uses a pipeline in order to create the character animation in a simple and intuitive way. Finally, the methods and results are reviewed and approaches for future improvements are mentioned.

Referees, Status, Dates
1. Referee:Hans-Peter Seidel
2. Referee:Marcus Magnor
Supervisor:Christian Theobalt, Hans-Peter Seidel
Date Kolloquium:- - -

MPG Unit:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:Computer Graphics Group
Audience:not specified
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BibTeX Entry:

AUTHOR = {de Aguiar, Edilson},
TITLE = {Character Animation from a Motion Capture Database},
SCHOOL = {Universit{\"a}t des Saarlandes},
YEAR = {2003},
TYPE = {Master's thesis}
MONTH = {November},

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