Title: A script engine for realistic human motion generation

Authors: Jun Xiao, Tong-qiang Guo

Addresses: Institute of Artificial Intelligence, School of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Zheda Road 38, Yuquan Campus, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310027, China. ' Institute of Artificial Intelligence, School of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Zheda Road 38, Yuquan Campus, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310027, China

Abstract: This paper proposes a framework of script engine for realistic character animation synthesis based on MoCap database. Given user-defined motion script sequence which describe the motion properties, the script engine decomposes them into sequential commands for retrieving relevant motion clips from the MoCap database and generate final animations. Furthermore, users can define their own motion elements table and scripts format suitable for various MoCap data sets. The experimental results show that this script engine framework can produce robust results and be used as a human motion engine in various applications, such as computer games, movies, sports simulation and virtual reality.

Keywords: script engines; human motion; MoCap database; motion capture data; character animation; motion clips; data retrieval; computer games; movies; films; sports simulation; virtual reality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2010.034139

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2010 Vol.38 No.1/2/3, pp.55 - 63

Available online: 16 Jul 2010 *

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