Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

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Proceedings of The Fifth Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications

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The last few years have seen great maturation in the computation speed and control methods needed to portray 3D virtual humans suitable for real interactive applications. Various dimensions of real-time virtual humans are considered, such as appearance and movement, autonomous action, and skills such as gesture, attention, and locomotion. A virtual human architecture includes low level motor skills, mid-level PaT-Net parallel finite-state machine controller, and a high level conceptual action representation that can be used to drive virtual humans through complex tasks. This structure offers a deep connection between natural language instructions and animation control.

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Date Posted: 13 January 2016

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