VirtualActor: Endowing Virtual Characters with a Repertoire for Acting

  • Ido A. Iurgel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5334)

Abstract

The research project VirtualActor will develop Virtual Actors, with focus on creating linear 3D stories. Virtual Actors are virtual characters that can follow abstract directions on how to act, in analogy to a real actor that follows commands of a movie director. The Virtual Actors will be part of a framework called Creactor, which will enable Virtual Actors that employ different AI technologies to be used together, thus providing a test-bed for virtual actor technologies. The authoring process will encompass innovative features that support an iterative and intuitive production of CG-movies. An important technology to be tested for virtual actor behavior control will be Case-Based Reasoning, which shall allow exploring the concept of a “repertoire” of behaviors for a virtual actor.

Keywords

Virtual Actor Virtual Character Character Animation Authoring 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ido A. Iurgel
    • 1
  1. 1.CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica and Centro AlgoritmiUniversidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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