Reading 9: Motion Processing Basics

by Mike Gleicher on February 18, 2013

On Monday, February 25th, we’ll talk about the basic building blocks of motion processing. For this, you should read (parts of) an old draft of a book chapter that I wrote, one of the survey articles (that you should have looked over for last time), and preferably an optional reading to see what you can do with these basic techniques. There will be a question to answer on Moodle.

Sadly, the very most-basic building blocks are not well documented anywhere (and the original sources are a little hard to read). It’s probably best to look at a chapter from that never-written book. Remember, this was 2000, and I didn’t understand Quaternions at all. Also, spacetime constraints were my thing at the time (skip that section). In fact, just give it a quick skim to get a sense of what’s there. And ignore my discussion of quaternions (you’ve already learned about rotations).

The “original” sources where these ideas were introduced. These are mainly historical references – and are optional.

Two historically significant systems that used blending techniques before they were really made widely known. These are optional, but may be useful for project ideas.

Two other optional readings (because they will be helpful for possible project ideas, and are quite simple, and easy for you to try):

Additionally, I would like you to actually read one of the survey papers mentioned in the last reading. Both go through a lot of methods quickly, but you should see the building blocks.

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