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Towards Real-Time Monocular Video-Based Avatar Animation

  • Utkarsh Gaur
  • Amrita Jain
  • Sanjay Goel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5359)

Abstract

Most of the commercial motion capture techniques, be they marker-based or marker-free, are either expensive or require complex laboratory setup. These constraints limit their use for home entertainment or interactive gaming oriented applications. In this paper we present a real-time system for color marker-based human motion capture in a monocular image space for avatar animation. The proposed system requires a single webcam and cheap color markers for its operation resulting in low cost and user friendliness. Real-time efficiency is achieved by tracking through variable-sized window search based on a process noise-adaptive Kalman filter. The depth information is recovered with the aid of human anthropometric information in a perspective projection model. Finally experimental results of the system are presented as tested with a number of video sequences.

Keywords

Kalman Filter Motion Capture Color Marker Kalman Gain Orthographic Projection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Utkarsh Gaur
    • 1
    • 3
  • Amrita Jain
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sanjay Goel
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Cornell University, IthacaNYUSA
  3. 3.Jaypee Institute of Information Technology UniversityNoidaIndia

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