Interactive Evolutionary Design of Motion Variants

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Jonathan Eisenmann, Matthew Lewis, Bryan Cline: Interactive Evolutionary Design of Motion Variants. IJCCI 2009: 127-134.



This paper presents an intuitive method for novice users to interactively design custom populations of stylized, heterogeneous motion, from one input motion clip, thus allowing the user to amplify an existing database of motions. We allow the user to set up lattice deformers which are used by a genetic algorithm to manipulate the animation channels of the input motion and create new motion variations. Our interactive evolutionary design environment allows the user to traverse the available space of possible motions, presents the user with populations of motion, and gradually converges to a satisfactory set of solutions. Each generated motion sequence can undergo a motion filtering process subject to user-specified, high-level metrics to produce a result crafted to fit the designer’s interest.

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