"Walk to here": A Voice Driven Animation System

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2006
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The Eurographics Association
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We present a novel interface for directing the actions of computer animated characters and camera movements. Our system takes spoken input in combination with mouse pointing to generate desired character animation based on motion capture data. The aim is to achieve a more natural animation interface by supporting the types of dialogue and pointing that might be used when one person is explaining a desired motion to another person. We compare our voice-driven system with a button-driven animation interface that has equivalent capabilities. An informal user study indicates that for the test scenarios, the voice-user interface (VUI) is faster than an equivalent graphical user interface (GUI). Potential applications include storyboarding for film or theatre, directing characters in video games, and scene reconstruction.
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@inproceedings{
10.2312:SCA/SCA06/243-250
, booktitle = {
ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation
}, editor = {
Marie-Paule Cani and James O'Brien
}, title = {{
"Walk to here": A Voice Driven Animation System
}}, author = {
Wang, Zhijin
and
Panne, Michiel van de
}, year = {
2006
}, publisher = {
The Eurographics Association
}, ISSN = {
1727-5288
}, ISBN = {
3-905673-34-7
}, DOI = {
10.2312/SCA/SCA06/243-250
} }
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