Lecture: Computer Animation


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Dates: Tue. 16:30–18, Thu. 14:30–16
  • Course number: MA-INF 2202
  • Curriculum: Master
  • Requirements: None
  • 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


We will perform oral examinations for the lecture computer animation. Please use the following link to select a data and time slot for your examination:




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Assignment Sheets

Exercise 0: MatlabIntroduction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 127 KB)
Exercise 1: InterpolationOfRotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 511 KB)
Exercise 2: Kinematics MoCapDataFiltering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 237 KB)
Exercise 3: DistanceMeasures
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 88 KB)
Exercise 4: DTW-IMUl
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 115 KB)

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