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An Interactive Interface for Directing Virtual Humans

Balsicoy, S. and Sannier, G. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Thalmann, D.


Abstract: Research on Virtual Humans spans from body animation to speech generation. In many cases research systems are isolated software pieces and can only be used after a steep learning curve. In this paper a novel system is presented which integrates a large repertoire of Virtual Human research in one piece of user-friendly software, Virtual Human Director (VHD). This software achieves two important goals without any decrease in real-time performance or graphics quality. One goal is the integration of all the existing real-time virtual human technology from two research laboratories into open software architecture. The other one is to develop an intuitive user interface, which allows artists and directors to work with Virtual Humans.


@inproceedings{82,
  booktitle = {Advances in Computer and Information Sciences '98, Proc. International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS '98)},
  author = {Balsicoy, S. and Sannier, G. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Thalmann, D.},
  title = {An Interactive Interface for Directing Virtual Humans},
  publisher = {IOS Press},
  year = {1998},
  topic = {Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments}
}