Anticipation effect generation for character animation

Jong Hyuk Kim, Jung Ju Choi, Hyun Joon Shin, In Kwon Lee

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According to the principles of traditional 2D animation techniques, anticipation makes an animation convincing and expressive. In this paper, we present a method to generate anticipation effects for an existing animation. The proposed method is based on the visual characteristics of anticipation, that is, "Before we go one way, first we go the other way [1]." We first analyze the rotation of each joint and the movement of the center of mass during a given action, where the anticipation effects are added. Reversing the directions of rotation and translation, we can obtain an initially guessed anticipatory pose. By means of a nonlinear optimization technique, we can obtain a consequent anticipatory pose to place the center of mass at a proper location. Finally, we can generate the anticipation effects by compositing the anticipatory pose with a given action, while considering the continuity at junction and preserving the high frequency components of the given action. Experimental results show that the proposed method can produce the anticipatory pose successfully and quickly, and generate convincing and expressive anticipation effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Graphics - 24th Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI 2006
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)354035638X, 9783540356387
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event24th Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI 2006 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2006 Jun 262006 Jun 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4035 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other24th Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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