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Full-Body Avatar Control with Environment Awareness
May/June 2009 (vol. 29 no. 3)
pp. 62-75
Interactive control of virtual characters through full-body movement requires accurately reproducing a performer's motion while accounting for surrounding obstacles. The authors' approach, based on a prioritized inverse kinematics solver, satisfies marker and preventive constraints simultaneously. Together with a coupled spine model, it yields virtual character postures that are close to the performer's.

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Index Terms:
Avatars,Damping,Motion control,Kinematics,Elbow,Virtual prototyping,Virtual environment,Humans,Collision avoidance,Error correction,collision avoidance.,Virtual reality,motion capture,character animation,inverse kinematics
Citation:
"Full-Body Avatar Control with Environment Awareness," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 62-75, May-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.42
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