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Handbook of Virtual Humans

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ISBN-10: 0470023163

ISBN-13: 9780470023167

Edition: 2004

Authors: Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann

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Virtual Humans are becoming more and more popular and used in many applications such as the entertainment industry (in both film and games) and medical applications. This comprehensive book covers all areas of this growing industry including face and body motion, body modelling, hair simulation, expressive speech simulation and facial communication, interaction with 3D objects, rendering skin and clothes and the standards for Virtual Humans. Written by a team of current and former researchers at MIRALab, University of Geneva or VRlab, EPFL, this book is the definitive guide to the area. Explains the concept of avatars and autonomous virtual actors and the main techniques to create and…    
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Book details

List price: $195.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 468
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
An Overview of Virtual Humans
Face Cloning and Face Motion Capture
Body Cloning and Body Motion Capture
Anthropometric Body Modeling
Body Motion Control
Facial Deformation Models
Body Deformations
Hair Simulation
Cloth Simulation
Expressive Speech Animation and Facial Communication
Behavioral Animation
Body Gesture Recognition and Action Response
Interaction with 3-D Objects
Groups and Crowd Simulation
Rendering of Skin and Clothes
Standards for Virtual Humans
Damped Least Square Pseudo-Inverse J+ A
H-Anim Joint and Segment Topology
Facial Animation Parameter Set