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Anyone for tennis?

Molet, T. and Aubel, A. and Capin, T. and Carion, S. and Lee, E. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Noser, H. and Pandzic, I. S. and Sannier, G. and Thalmann, D.


Abstract: In this paper we present a Virtual Tennis Game. We describe the creation and modeling of the virtual humans and body deformations, also showing the real time animation and rendering aspects of the avatars. We focus on the virtual tennis ball animation and the behavior of the Synthetic Autonomous Referee, who judges the tennis games. The networked collaborative virtual environment system is described with special reference to its interfaces to driver programs. We also mention the VR devices used to merge the interactive players into the virtual tennis environment, together with the equipment and technologies employed for this exciting experience. We conclude with remarks on personal experiences during the game and future research topics to improve parts of the presented system.


@article{77,
  journal = {Presence: teleoperators and virtual environments},
  author = {Molet, T. and Aubel, A. and Capin, T. and Carion, S. and Lee, E. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Noser, H. and Pandzic, I. S. and Sannier, G. and Thalmann, D.},
  title = {Anyone for tennis?},
  publisher = {MIT Press},
  volume = {Vol. 8},
  number = {No. 2},
  pages = {140-156},
  month = apr,
  year = {1999},
  topic = {Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments}
}