Lecture: Computer Animation


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Tuesday, April 9th
  • Dates: Tuesday 16:30–18 and Thursday 14:30–16
  • Course number: MA-INF 2202
  • Curriculum: Master , Diploma (Graduate)
  • Requirements: None
  • Diploma Area: B2
  • Effort: 9 CP




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

Appointments for Oral Examination

This year we will perform oral examinations for the lecture computer animation. Please choose date and time for the oral examination: http://www.doodle.com/mvnyaa4dzfa4ctub

Information about the Exercises

The password that is required to log in is the same as for this site, and it was given in the lecture.


Assignment Sheets

Exercise 0: MatlabIntroduction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 129 KB)
Exercise 1: Rotations1
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 167 KB)
Exercise 2: Rotations2
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 483 KB)
Exercise 3: ForwardKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 215 KB)
Exercise 4: MoCapDataFiltering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 93 KB)
Exercise 5: MotionEditing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 153 KB)
Exercise 6: PCA
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 109 KB)
Exercise 7: MotionEditing3dsMax
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 76 KB)
Exercise 8: knnSearchMocapData
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 91 KB)
Exercise 9: MotionGraphs
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 77 KB)

Additional Documents