Efficient Generation of Conductor Avatars for the Concert by Multiple Virtual Conductors

  • Naoki KatayamaEmail author
  • Ryosuke Takatsu
  • Tomoo Inoue
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
  • Ken-ichi Okada
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 647)


In orchestra performance, a single conductor directs all the players in the real world. However no restriction is applied when designing a virtual conductor in the virtual world. Thus a virtual conductor system that employed multiple virtual conductors has been proposed. The system assigns each virtual conductor to each musical instrument part, making players’ performance better and more easier. Generation of the multiple conductor avatars is, however, still an issue of the system. It needs much time and work. In this paper, we propose a efficient virtual-conductor-avatar generation system. The time needed is surprisingly reduced while keeping the quality of the virtual-conductor avatars.


Supporting musical performance Virtual conductor Individualize Generating animation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoki Katayama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ryosuke Takatsu
    • 1
  • Tomoo Inoue
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
    • 3
  • Ken-ichi Okada
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKeio University KanagawaYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Library, Information and Media ScienceUniversity of Tsukuba IbarakiTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio University KanagawaYokohamaJapan

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