The BML Sequencer: A Tool for Authoring Multi-character Animations

  • Priti Aggarwal
  • David Traum
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6895)


The BML sequencer is a tool to allow artists to create SmartBody compliant BML [4] animation sequences for multiple virtual humans. SmartBody [3] allows for complex behavior realization, synchronizing speech recordings with non-verbal behaviors by using the Behavior Markup Language (BML) [4]. However, there remain two problems for using BML and smartbody to achieve the vision that an artist has for animating the character: the authoring problem and multi-party behavior syncronization. The BML Sequencer addresses both.


Multiple Character Facial Animation Conversational Agent Audio Clip Authoring Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priti Aggarwal
    • 1
  • David Traum
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Creative TechnologiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPlaya VistaUSA

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