Interactive simulation of stylized human locomotion
Author(s)da Silva, Marco; Abe, Yeuhi; Popovic, Jovan
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Animating natural human motion in dynamic environments is difficult because of complex geometric and physical interactions. Simulation provides an automatic solution to parts of this problem, but it needs control systems to produce lifelike motions. This paper describes the systematic computation of controllers that can reproduce a range of locomotion styles in interactive simulations. Given a reference motion that describes the desired style, a derived control system can reproduce that style in simulation and in new environments. Because it produces high-quality motions that are both geometrically and physically consistent with simulated surroundings, interactive animation systems could begin to use this approach along with more established kinematic methods.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
ACM Transactions on Graphics
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Marco da Silva, Yeuhi Abe, and Jovan Popovic. 2008. Interactive simulation of stylized human locomotion. ACM Trans. Graph. 27, 3, Article 82 (August 2008), 10 pages.
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