Simulation-based cartoon hair animation

Eiji Sugisaki, Yizhou Yu, Ken Anjyo, Shigeo Morishima

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Abstract

This paper describes a new hybrid technique for cartoon hair animation, one that allows the animators to create attractive and controllable hair animations without having to draw everything by hand except a sparse set of key frames. We demonstrate how to give a cel animation character accentuated hair motion. The novelty of this approach is that we neither simply interpolate the key frames nor generate the movement of the hair only using physical simulations. From a small number of rough sketches we prepare key frames that are used as indicators of hair motion. The hair movements are created based on a hair motion database built from physical simulations custom-designed by the animator. Hair animations with constraints from the key frames can be generated in two stages: a matching process to search for the desired motion sequences from the database and then smoothly connect them; the discrepancies between the database sequences and the key frames are interpolated throughoutthe animation using transition function. Copyright UNION Agency - Science Press.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2005, WSCG'2005 - In Co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS, Full Papers
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2005, WSCG'2005 - In Co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS - Plzen, Czech Republic
Duration: 2005 Jan 312005 Feb 4

Publication series

Name13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2005, WSCG'2005 - In Co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS, Full Papers

Conference

Conference13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2005, WSCG'2005 - In Co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS
CountryCzech Republic
CityPlzen
Period05/1/3105/2/4

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Keywords

  • 3D animation
  • Cartoon animation
  • Cel animation
  • Hair dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Sugisaki, E., Yu, Y., Anjyo, K., & Morishima, S. (2005). Simulation-based cartoon hair animation. In 13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2005, WSCG'2005 - In Co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS, Full Papers (pp. 117-122). (13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2005, WSCG'2005 - In Co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS, Full Papers).