IMHAP - An Experimental Platform for Humanoid Procedural Animation
Humanoid animation is one of the most common but complicated types of animation. Although more sophisticated animation packages have been developed in recent years, there is no extensible platform allowing researchers to test developed procedures for experimental purposes. In this paper, we present an experimental platform called IMHAP (Intelligent Media Lab's Humanoid Animation Platform) especially for humanoid animation generated with procedural approaches. IMHAP is constructed with a model-view- control (MVC) methodology and features flexibility and extensibility. In addition to present the architecture of the system, we also use a few lower-body motions generated with a procedural approach to demonstrate the use of the system as an experimental testbed for humanoid animation.
Category: Autonomous Digital Actor