Animating Human Athletes

  title={Animating Human Athletes},
  author={Jessica K. Hodgins and Wayne L. Wooten},
This paper describes algorithms for the animation of male and female models performing three dynamic athletic behaviors: running, bicycling, and vaulting. We animate these behaviors using control algorithms that cause a physically realistic model to perform the desired maneuver. For example, control algorithms allow the simulated humans to maintain balance while moving their arms, to run or bicycle at a variety of speeds, and to perform two vaults. For each simulation, we compare the computed… CONTINUE READING
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