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Learning Human Pose and Motion Models for Animation

Learning Human Pose and Motion Models for Animation

This video was recorded at Gaussian Processes in Practice Workshop, Bletchley Park 2006. Computer animation is an extraordinarily labor-intensive process; obtaining high-quality motion models could make the process faster and easier. I will describe methods for learning models of human poses and motion from motion capture data. I will begin with a pose model based on the Gaussian Process Latent Variable Model (GPLVM), and the application of this model to Inverse Kinematics posing. I will then describe the Gaussian Process Dynamical Model (GPDM) for modeling motion dynamics. I may also mention a few other extensions to the GPLVM for modeling motion data. I will discuss the properties of these models (both good and bad) and potential directions for future work.

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