Lecture: Computer Animation


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Tue., Apr. 10th
  • Dates: Tue. 16:30 - 18, Thu. 14:30 - 16
  • Course number: MA-INF 2202
  • Curriculum: Master , Diploma (Graduate)
  • Diploma Area: B2
  • Exams: The second attempt for the written examination will take place on Tuesday 18th September 2012 10:00am-11:30am at HS 3.III (LBH)



The lecture computer animation gives attention to the representation and visualisation of moving three dimensional objects. After introducing some fundamentals the lecture focus on representations of virtual characters ("avatars", "animated agents").

Topics are: Fundamentals of computer animation; kinematics; representations of motions; motion  capturing; motion retrieval; motion  editing;  motion  texturing;  motion styles;  morphing  techniques;  facial  animations;  cognitive  modelling hierarchy


Assignment Sheets

Exercise 0: MatlabIntroduction
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Exercise 1: Rotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 95 KB)
Exercise 2: InterpolationOfRotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 405 KB)
Exercise 3: ForwardKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 205 KB)
Exercise 4: InverseKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 96 KB)
Exercise 5: MoCapDataFiltering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 97 KB)
Exercise 6: PCA
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 83 KB)

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