Life-Like Animation System of Virtual Firefly Based on Animacy Perception

  • Daiki Satoi
  • Hisanao Nakadai
  • Matteo Bernacchia
  • Jun’ichi Hoshino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8215)


In this paper, we propose a computational model to generate life-like motion for firefly-like creatures. By using a two-stage stochastic process and simple operational elements, we could generate various life-like motion patterns. Then, we incorporated these patterns in our animation system, where virtual fireflies move and emit light dynamically. We experimented and verified using surveys that the virtual fireflies look like living beings, and that different animations give rise to different impressions.


Procedural Animation Artificial Life Firefly Animacy Perception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daiki Satoi
    • 1
  • Hisanao Nakadai
    • 1
  • Matteo Bernacchia
    • 1
  • Jun’ichi Hoshino
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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