Lecture: Computer Animation

Course

  • Lecturer(s):
  • Dates: Tue. 16:30–18, Thu. 14:30–16
  • Course number: MA-INF 2202
  • Curriculum: Master , Diploma (Graduate)
  • Requirements: None
  • Diploma Area: B2
  • Effort: 9 CP

Exercises

Description

Overview

The computer animation deals with the representation and rendering of moving three-dimensional objects in a computer; therefore it is sometimes called 4D computer graphics. Besides the treatment of some basic topics, the emphasis of the lecture computer animation lies on the representation of virtual people (avatars and animated agents).

Topics include:

  • Representation of Movements of Rigid Bodies
  • Forward and Inverse Kinematics
  • Animation of Faces
  • Motion Capture Systems
  • Searching in Motion Data
  • Editing of Motion Data
  • Cognitive Modeling Hierarchy

Examinations

This year we will perform oral examinations for the lecture computer animation. Actual dates will be arranged in the lecture.

Slides

Assignment Sheets

Exercise 0: MatlabIntroduction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 129 KB)
Exercise 1: Rotations1
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 169 KB)
Exercise 2: InterpolationOfRotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 405 KB)
Exercise 3: ForwardKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 221 KB)
Exercise 4: MoCapDataFiltering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 173 KB)
Exercise 5: DistanceMeasures
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 90 KB)
Exercise 6: Retrieval
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 89 KB)
Exercise 7: MotionGraphs
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 89 KB)
Exercise 8: PCA
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 91 KB)
Exercise 9: combinedGUI
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 73 KB)

Additional Documents