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Relating Real Crowds with Virtual Crowds

  • Daniel Thalmann
  • Soraia Raupp Musse

Abstract

This chapter describes some reflections concerning the challenge of capturing information from real crowds to relate it with virtual crowds. Three parts are discussed here: (i) a study undertaken on the motion and behavior of real crowds, where the goal is to identify some patterns of the behaviors of real people to be used subsequently in virtual crowds, (ii) discussion of a few sociological crowd aspects, and (iii) computer vision methods as automatic ways to capture information from real life to guide virtual crowds.

Keywords

Video Sequence Virtual Agent Basic Behavior Crowd Event Dense Crowd 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Soraia Raupp Musse
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Media InnovationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.IC-DOEPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Graduate Course in Computer SciencePontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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