INFORMATION EXTRACTION AND SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROL METHOD FOR MULTI-HUMAN ANIMATION

Kihyun Kim and Sangwook Kim

Computer Languages and Multimedia Laboratory

Department of Computer Science, Kyungpook National University

Sankyukdong 1370 Pukgu, Taegu 702-701, Korea

Email: kimkh@woorisol.knu.ac.kr

ABSTRACT

When movement of human is animated, motion information of each body part needs to be synchronized adequately in accordance with the motion type. In this paper, we propose an advanced method with the goal of technology supporting a more natural and intuitive interaction. Motion data is extracted to synchronize each movement of human. Synchronization method can provide an important cues in controlling motion. Dynamic motion editor is a tool that extracts motion data. It can create motion data of human and define a various motion by displaying the process of motion as real-time in virtual environment. Also, such algorithms can apply a collected motion data to a different movement of each human and adequately control the motion information of each human. Central to our approach is the use of Human Motion Control Model which is based on analytically synchronization method for various types of human movements. It offers an easier motion animation and control.

Keywords : motion animation, synchronization, motion data, step control algorithm, knowledge-base