Rhythm & Motion: Animating Chinese Lion Dance with High-level Controls
Je-Ren Chen
Unlike filters in image / signal processing tools, current animation packages do not provide feasible controls for the creation and variation of the character motions. In this paper, we design a character animation prototyping framework with a level of rhythmic animation control scheme. Controls from lower level to higher level are achieved by action commands with the motion and timing parameters according to the principles of traditional animation. By choreographing a sequence of customized action commands in rhythm, animated characters perform a dramatic Chinese Lion Dance with the intuitional user controls such as accentuated drum beats.
Category: Autonomous Digital Actor, Computer Animations