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Computer Aided Design of Handwriting Trajectories with the Kinematic Theory of Rapid Human Movements

Berio, Daniel; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Plamondon, Rejean. 2017. 'Computer Aided Design of Handwriting Trajectories with the Kinematic Theory of Rapid Human Movements'. In: 18th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS). Gaeta, Italy 18-21 June 2017. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

We present the Sigma Lognormal model as a potential tool for curve generation in computer graphics related applications. We discuss its extension and parameterisations for the interactive definition of handwriting, drawing and calligraphic trajectories. This results in an effcient trajectory synthesis method, that has a user interface similar to the ones commonly used with Bezier curves or splines, but with the added benefit of capturing the kinematics of human drawing or writing movements. Such kinematics produced by the model can then be exploited to generate realistic stroke animations or to facilitate expressive rendering methods.

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18 June 2017Published
10 January 2017Accepted

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Gaeta, Italy

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18-21 June 2017

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Date Deposited:

07 Aug 2017 09:56

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2018 03:51

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20757

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