Puppetry-inspired Animation: A Midair Hand Gestures Manipulation for 3D Character Animation

Mohd Mokhtar, Ezwan. 2013. 'Puppetry-inspired Animation: A Midair Hand Gestures Manipulation for 3D Character Animation'. In: The 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of Things. Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Bringing together keyframe and motion-timing can be very difficult to control especially when manipulating body parts of a character animation. Both seem are ‘detach’ in their event as keyframe is physically visible, while timing is imperceptible and merely appears as substance of a sequence of keyframes. This paper presents an overview of my doctoral research, which focuses on an approach to create a puppetry-like animation technique in computer animation that provides an embodied interaction between user and animated character. The proposed project investigates how character animation acquires direct response from the user hand-centered direct manipulation using Leap Motion. Such midair motion-sensing device is used to automate keyframes that create motion timing for character animation based on the timing of a user’s movements.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Goldsmiths Digital Studios
Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)


10 September 2013Completed

Event Location:

Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

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Date Deposited:

30 Sep 2013 20:49

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:53



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