Modeling Dynamic Perceptual Attention in Complex Virtual Environments

  • Youngjun Kim
  • Martin van Velsen
  • Randall W. HillJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3661)


An important characteristic of a virtual human is the ability to direct its perceptual attention to entities and areas in a virtual environment in a manner that appears believable and serves a functional purpose. In this paper, we describe a perceptual attention model that mediates top-down and bottom-up attention processes of virtual humans in order for the virtual human to efficiently select important information with limited sensory capability within complex virtual environments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Youngjun Kim
    • 1
  • Martin van Velsen
    • 1
  • Randall W. HillJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Creative TechnologiesMarina del RayUSA

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