Lecture: Computer Animation


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: 04.04.2019
  • Dates: Tue. 16:15–17:45 (LH 4, HSZ Poppelsdorf), Thu. 14:15–15:45 (LH 3, HSZ Poppelsdorf)
  • 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.


Prerequisite for taking examinations: Successful participation in written test

  • The test will take place on Tuesday 09 July at 04:15 pm in LH4

  • Will be pass/fail


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Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: InterpolationOfRotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 515 KB)
Exercise 2: ForwardKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 219 KB)
Exercise 3: Distance Measures DTW
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 131 KB)