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Motion doodles : a sketch-based interface for character animation Thorne, Matthew E.

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This thesis presents a novel sketch-based interface for animating an articulated human character quickly and with a, limited amount of training. The character is animated by sketching a sequence of simple arcs, loops and lines which are interpreted as an appropriate sequence of steps, jump, flips and other motions. The motion synthesis extracts key feature's from the sketch such as height, distance and timing information allowing a user to create a variety of styles of motion. The details of the sketch interpretation process are discussed for both a 2D and 3D version of the system.

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