BEcool: Towards an Author Friendly Behaviour Engine

  • Nicolas Szilas
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77039-8_9

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4871)
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Szilas N. (2007) BEcool: Towards an Author Friendly Behaviour Engine. In: Cavazza M., Donikian S. (eds) Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling. ICVS 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4871. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Virtual agents, to be expressive, not only need algorithms for displaying the subtleties of human behaviour, but also require environments and tools so that people can author them. Because powerful algorithms are sometimes difficult to author, a compromise has to be found between algorithmic sophistication and authorability. Our approach for providing expressive characters at the behavioural level is based on such a compromise. This paper provides a model for describing behaviours which is author focused, while enabling some interesting algorithmic features such as parallelism and inter-agent coordination. The model has been implemented and simulation results are displayed.


Virtual characters behaviour engine expressiveness authoring authorability interactive drama 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Szilas
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  1. 1.TECFA, FPSE, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Genève 4Switzerland

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