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Frankenrigs: building character rigs from multiple sources.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21301025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a new rigging and skinning method which uses a database of partial rigs extracted from a set of source characters. Given a target mesh and a set of joint locations, our system can automatically scan through the database to find the best-fitting body parts, tailor them to match the target mesh, and transfer their skinning information onto the new character. For the cases where our automatic procedure fails, we provide an intuitive set of tools to fix the problems. When used fully automatically, the system can generate results of much higher quality than a standard smooth bind, and with some user interaction, it can create rigs approaching the quality of artist-created manual rigs in a small fraction of the time.
Authors:
Christian Miller; Okan Arikan; Don Fussell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1941-0506     ISO Abbreviation:  IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-01     Completed Date:  2012-02-23     Revised Date:  2012-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9891704     Medline TA:  IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1060-70     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 IEEE
Affiliation:
Department of Computer Science, C0500, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712, USA. ckm@cs.utexas.edu
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