Stylistic Walk Synthesis Based on Fourier Decomposition

  • Joelle Tilmanne
  • Thierry Dutoit
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 124)


We present a stylistic walk modeling and synthesis method based on frequency analysis of motion capture data. We observe that two peaks corresponding to the walk cycle fundamental frequency and its first harmonic can easily be found for most walk styles in the Fourier transform. Hence a second order Fourier series efficiently represents most styles, as assessed in the subjective user evaluation procedure, even though it results in a strong filtering of the original signals and hence a strong smoothing of the resulting motion sequences.


motion capture synthesis Fourier transform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joelle Tilmanne
    • 1
  • Thierry Dutoit
    • 1
  1. 1.Numediart InstituteUniversity of MonsMonsBelgium

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