Lecture: Computer Animation


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Thu. April 15. 15 (c.t.), HS 1
  • Dates: Tue. and Thu. 15 (c.t.) - 17, HS 1
  • Course number: MA-INF 2202
  • Curriculum: Master , Diploma (Graduate)
  • Diploma Area: B2
  • Exams: Second written examination for Diploma students (german): 30.09.2010 from 10:00. till 11.30 (HS 1). Oral examination master students (english): by arrangement.



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  editing;  motion  textures;  motion styles;  morphing  techniques;  facial  animations;  cognitive  modelling hierarchy

Assignment notes

Information for exercise classes: The arrangement of the classes is done by an online system. Please register following this link:extern http://web.informatik.uni-bonn.de/II/Anmeldung/Uebungsgruppe_CA.html


Assignment Sheets

Exercise 0: MatlabIntroduction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 66 KB)
Exercise 1: Rotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 96 KB)
Exercise 2: InterpolationOfRotations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 412 KB)
Exercise 3: ForwardKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 206 KB)
Exercise 4: InverseKinematics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 101 KB)
Exercise 5: MoCapDataFiltering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 97 KB)
Exercise 6: MotionEditing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 153 KB)
Exercise 7: MotionEditing3dsMax
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 80 KB)
Exercise 8: DynamicTimeWarping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 16.3 MB)
Exercise 9: MotionBlendingAndMorphing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 85 KB)
Exercise 10: MockExamination
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 142 KB)

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