Automating gait generation

Harold C. Sun, Dimitris N. Metaxas

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Abstract

One of the most routine actions humans perform is walking. To date, however, an automated tool for generating human gait is not available. This paper addresses the gait generation problem through three modular components. We present ElevWalker, a new low-level gait generator based on sagittal elevation angles, which allows curved locomotion - walking along a curved path - to be created easily; ElevInterp, which uses a new inverse motion interpolation algorithm to handle uneven terrain locomotion; and MetaGait, a high-level control module which allows an animator to control a figure's walking simply by specifying a path. The synthesis of these components is an easy-to-use, real-time, fully automated animation tool suitable for off-line animation, virtual environments and simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2001
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages261-269
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)158113374X, 9781581133745
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2001 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2001Aug 17 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 28th Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2001

Other

Other28th Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2001
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period8/12/018/17/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

Keywords

  • animation
  • animation systems
  • animation with constraints
  • human body simulation

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