Repurpose 2D Character Animations for a VR Environment using BDH Shape Interpolation

Authors: Barbieri, S., Cawthrone, B., Xiao, Z. and Yang, X.

Conference: The 11th International conference on E-Learning and Game

Dates: 26-28 June 2017

Pages: 69-85

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30673/

Source: Manual

Repurpose 2D Character Animations for a VR Environment Using BDH Shape Interpolation

Authors: Barbieri, S., Cawthrone, B., Xiao, Z. and Yang, X.

Conference: International Workshop on Next Generation Computer Animation Techniques

Dates: 23 June 2017

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

ISBN: 978-3-319-69486-3

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30673/

Source: Manual

Repurpose 2D Character Animations for a VR Environment Using BDH Shape Interpolation.

Authors: Barbieri, S., Cawthorne, B., Xiao, Z. and Yang, X.

Editors: Chang, J., Zhang, J.J., Thalmann, N.M., Hu, S.-M., Tong, R. and Wang, W.

Conference: International Workshop on Next Generation Computer Animation Techniques

Pages: 69-85

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

ISBN: 9783319694863

ISSN: 0302-9743

Abstract:

Virtual Reality technology has spread rapidly in recent years.

However, its growth risks ending soon due to the absence of quality content, except for few exceptions. We present an original framework that allows artists to use 2D characters and animations in a 3D Virtual Reality environment, in order to give an easier access to the production of content for the platform. In traditional platforms, 2D animation represents a more economic and immediate alternative to 3D. The challenge in adapting 2D characters to a 3D environment is to interpret the missing depth information. A 2D character is actually flat, so there is not any depth information, and every body part is at the same level of the others. We exploit mesh interpolation, billboarding and parallax scrolling to simulate the depth between each body segment of the character. We have developed a prototype of the system, and extensive tests with a 2D animation production show the effectiveness of our framework.

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