Automatic motion synthesis for 3D mass-spring models

@article{Christensen1997AutomaticMS,
  title={Automatic motion synthesis for 3D mass-spring models},
  author={Jon Christensen and Joe Marks and J. Thomas Ngo},
  journal={The Visual Computer},
  year={1997},
  volume={13},
  pages={20-28}
}
We describe how to automatically synthesize motion controllers for locomotive tasks involving animated characters modeled as 3D mass-spring lattices. The motion controllers determine an actuation sequence based on elapsed time, not physical state; actuation is represented economically using a canonical set of global lattice deformations; and stochastic search is used to determine effective values for the controller parameters. Our algorithm generates controllers that produce stylistic, visually… CONTINUE READING
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