Myung Geol Choi

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We propose 2D stick figures as a unified medium for visualizing and searching for human motion data. The stick figures can express a wide range or human motion, and they are easy to be drawn by people without any professional training. In our interface, the user can browse overall motion by viewing the stick figure images generated from the database and(More)
Crowd simulation techniques have frequently been used to animate a large group of virtual humans in computer graphics applications. We present a data-driven method of simulating a crowd of virtual humans that exhibit behaviors imitating real human crowds. To do so, we record the motion of a human crowd from an aerial view using a camcorder, extract the(More)
Real time animation of human figures in virtual environments is an important problem in the context of computer games and virtual environments. Recently, the use of large collections of captured motion data has increased realism in character animation. However, assuming that the virtual environment is large and complex, the effort of capturing motion data(More)
Crowd simulation has been an important research field due to its diverse range of applications that include film production, military simulation, and urban planning. A challenging problem is to provide simple yet effective control over captured and simulated crowds to synthesize intended group motions. We present a new method that blends existing crowd data(More)
We present an interactive method that allows animated characters to navigate through cluttered environments. Our characters are equipped with a variety of motion skills to clear obstacles, narrow passages, and highly constrained environment features. Our control method incorporates a behavior model into well-known, standard path planning algorithms. Our(More)
This paper presents an interactive motion adaptation scheme for close interactions between skeletal characters and mesh structures, such as moving through restricted environments, and manipulating objects. This is achieved through a new spatial relationship-based representation, which describes the kinematics of the body parts by the weighted sum of(More)
The standard C/C++ implementation of a spatial partitioning data structure, such as octree and quadtree, is often inefficient in terms of storage requirements particularly when the memory overhead for maintaining parentto-child pointers is significant with respect to the amount of actual data in each tree node. In this work, we present a novel data(More)
Games and interactive virtual worlds increasingly rely on interactions with the environment, and require animations for displaying them. Manually synthesizing such animations is a daunting task due to the difficulty of handling the close interactions between a character’s body and the object. Capturing such movements using optical motion capture systems,(More)
Image storyboards of films and videos are useful for quick browsing and automatic video processing. A common approach for producing image storyboards is to display a set of selected key-frames in temporal order, which has been widely used for 2D video data. However, such an approach cannot be applied for 3D animation data because different information is(More)