Reading 10: Motion Blending

by Mike Gleicher on February 22, 2013

So you already should have read the basic stuff on motion blending for the previous readings. For this reading, you’ll see how we can address the shortcomings of the basic techniques. The requirement is the two chapters in Lucas’ thesis (or the equivalent papers). More explanation.

The two papers are:

  • Flexible Automatic Motion Blending with Registration Curves. Lucas Kovar, Michael Gleicher Proceedings of Computer Animation – jul 2003
  • Automated Extraction and Parameterization of Motions in Large Data Sets . Lucas Kovar, Michael Gleicher. ACM Transcations on Graphics, Volume 23, Number 3, page 559–568 – aug 2004

    However, these papers later appeared as Chapters in Lucas’ thesis. These had the benefit of a few years of reflection to clean up the writing, and some minor details in cleaning up the methods. It also gave him the opportunity to discuss concurrent methods. So, I recommend that instead f reading those two papers, that you read Chapters 5&6 in:

    You might want to skim through the introductory parts (particularly chapter 1), since they introduce the notation and summarize the problems that he is trying to solve. You’ll read Chapter 4 for the next reading.

    There are a whole bunch of “non-basic blending” papers that come after these. However, since you’re probably busy with Assignment 5, I won’t even bother recommending any.

    There is a question to answer on Moodle.

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