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Using the art of puppetry to create new and fascinating content is the basis of this paper. When puppetry combined with motion capture, one can create interesting work that is both easy to perform and has a unique sense of motion. There are several reasons to use this approach instead of traditional computer animation or motion capture such as spontaneous(More)
Role-playing is an essential component to social skills training in early childhood education. However, current programs are either not interactive enough in role-playing, or through the process of interaction with adults, become confrontational and frightening. A combination of virtual reality and performance animation can provide an environment for a(More)
Typically motion capture data is used to drive characters. To accomplish this, the actor has to mimic the body shape of the targeted character via posture or using props. The actor also has to move with a predetermined style. A skeletal system is then applied to the point marker data, in order to attach movement to the model. This whole process is oriented(More)
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