The INIT Lab Kids Pose project has had a poster paper accepted to the upcoming Eurographics conference, to be held in Delft, The Netherlands, in April 2018. This project is a collaboration with the Jain Lab, directed by Dr. Eakta Jain, also at UF CISE, and focuses on understanding the differences and similarities between child and adult motion. In this poster, we demonstrate the results of a technique to translate adult motion into “child-like” motion for use in animation and graphics applications. Our abstract is below:
Animated child characters are increasingly important for educational and entertainment content geared towards younger users. While motion capture technology creates realistic and believable motion for adult characters, the same type of data is hard to collect for young children. We aim to algorithmically transform adult motion capture data to look child-like. We implemented a warping based style translation algorithm, and show the results when this algorithm is applied to adult to child transformation.
Check out our camera ready information and the project page with further info here!