Lecture: 3 hours
Discussion: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Course 175 or 275
Grading: Letter, homework (20%), project (60%), paper presentation (20%)
Surveys current research on character animation tools, focusing on skeletal movement. Emphasis is placed on improving expressive aspects of movement and how physics, motion capture data, the arts and psychology literature, and interactive techniques can be used towards this goal.
Expanded Course Description:
A selection of research papers
Computer usage in the projects is expected, although possibly purely mathematical or theoretical projects may be acceptable.
A project will be required. Projects will be devised by the students in consultation with the instructor. Projects which extend the students’ existing research are encouraged.
Instructor: M. Neff
Prepared by: M. Neff (October 2006)
There is no significant overlap with other courses