Parameterized human body model for real-time applications

Kasap, M. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.

Abstract: We present an efficient technique for real-time human body model generation from sizing parameters. Based on a template model, various body sizes are generated according to the anthropometric measurement standards. These standards are used during the design stage of the template body model to segment it into regions where each region is deformed by corresponding measurement parameter. Depending on the anatomical shape of the regions, deformation functions with specific control parameters are blended to change the body sizes. Implementation of the deformation functions are based on splines and radial distance of the surface vertices. Before applying any deformation, displacement of the vertices are filtered to preserve the continuity between neighbouring and overlapping regions. With a set of high level parameters, this technique could be used to generate different size models in virtual environments.

  booktitle = {Cyberworlds 2007, International Conference},
  author = {Kasap, M. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {Parameterized human body model for real-time applications},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  pages = {160-167},
  month = {24-26 October},
  year = {2007},
  topic = {Real-time Animation, Visualization and Deformation}