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Control Structure and Multi-Resolution Techniques for Virtual Human Representation

  • Thomas di Giacomo
  • HyungSeok Kim
  • Laurent Moccozet
  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
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Part of the Mathematics and Visualization book series (MATHVISUAL)

A virtual human is a typical instance of articulated physical objects: it does not have only one shape but many, corresponding to all the possible postures that the underlying articulated skeleton can reach. For realistic rendering results, a high-quality texture is usually associated to the shape and skeleton structure. Controlling and animating a virtual human model requires simultaneously many graphics and computational resources.

The first part of this chapter discusses the control articulated skeleton structure and different approaches to build skeletons [10] and bind it to the geometry. The second part addresses the production of LoDs for virtual humans, both for the 3D shape (geometry) and the articulated skeleton (motion and animation).

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Computer Graphic Medial Axis Computer Animation Virtual Human Character Animation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas di Giacomo
    • 1
  • HyungSeok Kim
  • Laurent Moccozet
  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  1. 1.MIRAlabUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland

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