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Magnenat-Thalmann, Nadia

Handbook of Virtual Humans

Magnenat-Thalmann, Nadia - Handbook of Virtual Humans, ebook

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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 animate them (body and face).
  • Presents the concepts of behavioural animation, crowd simulation, intercommunication between virtual humans, and interaction between real humans and autonomous virtual humans
  • Addresses the advanced topics of hair representation and cloth animation with applications in fashion design
  • Discusses the standards for Virtual Humans, such as MPEG-4 Face Animation and MPEG-4 Body Animation.

Keywords: COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics / Image Processing (see also PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital) COM012050

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
468 pages
Category
Information Technology, Telecommunications
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470023174
Printed ISBN
9780470023167

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