Subtle Animations using Talent Tracking in a Virtual (TV) Studio

  • Markerless talent tracking is widely used for interactions and animations within virtual environments. In a virtual (tv) studio talents could be overburden by interaction tasks because camera and text require extensive attention. We take a look into animations and inter- actions within a studio, which do not require any special attention or learning. We show the generation of an artificial shadow from a talent, which ease the keying process, where separation of real shadows from the background is a difficult task. We also demonstrate animations of footsteps and dust. Furthermore, capturing talents’ height can also be used to adjust the parameters of elements in the virtual environment, like the position and scaling of a virtual display. In addition to the talents, a rigid body was tracked as placeholder for graphics, easing the interaction tasks for a talent. Two test productions show the possibilities, which subtle animations offer. In the second production, the rendering wasMarkerless talent tracking is widely used for interactions and animations within virtual environments. In a virtual (tv) studio talents could be overburden by interaction tasks because camera and text require extensive attention. We take a look into animations and inter- actions within a studio, which do not require any special attention or learning. We show the generation of an artificial shadow from a talent, which ease the keying process, where separation of real shadows from the background is a difficult task. We also demonstrate animations of footsteps and dust. Furthermore, capturing talents’ height can also be used to adjust the parameters of elements in the virtual environment, like the position and scaling of a virtual display. In addition to the talents, a rigid body was tracked as placeholder for graphics, easing the interaction tasks for a talent. Two test productions show the possibilities, which subtle animations offer. In the second production, the rendering was improved (shadows, filtering, normal maps, ...) and instead of using the rigid body to move an object (a flag), the animation was only controlled by the hand’s position.show moreshow less

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Author:Jens HerderORCiDGND, Fabian Büntig, Jeff Daemen, Jaroslaw Lang, Florian Lück, Mitja Säger, Roluf Sörensen, Markus Hermanni, Wolfgang Vonolfen
Fachbereich/Einrichtung:Fachhochschule Düsseldorf
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2014
Language:English
Place of publication:Hamamatsu/Aizu-Wakamatsu/Duesseldorf
Parent Title (English):17th International Conference on Human and Computer
Pagenumber:6
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:due62-opus-16009
Related URL:http://vsvr.medien.hs-duesseldorf.de/publications/hc2014-subtle-animations-abstract.html
Tag:realtime animations; talent tracking; virtual studios
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke
Licence (German):Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International
Release Date:2019/01/07