MotionMaster: Authoring and choreographing Kung-fu motions by sketch drawings

Q. L. Li, W. D. Geng, T. Yu, X. J. Shen, Man Lung Lau, Gino Tu Yu

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Sketch-drawings is an intuitive and comprehensive means of conveying movement ideas in character animation. We proposed a novel sketch-based approach to assisting the authoring and choreographing of Kungfu motions at the early stage of animation creation. Given two human figure sketches corresponding to the initial and closing posture of a Kungfu form, and the trajectory drawings on specific moving joints, MotionMaster can directly rapid-prototype the realistic 3D motion sequence by sketch-based motion retrieval and refinement based on a motion database. The animators can then preview and evaluate the recovered motion sequence from any viewing angles. After the 3D motion sequence has been associated with the 2D sketch drawing, the animator can also interactively and iteratively make changes on the 2D sketch drawing, and the system will automatically transfer the 2D changes to the 3D motion data of current interests. It greatly helps the animator focus on the movement idea development during the evolutionary process of building motion data for articulated characters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Animation 2006
Subtitle of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium, SCA 2006 - Proceedings
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)3905673347, 9783905673340
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2006
Event5th ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2006 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Sept 20064 Sept 2006


Conference5th ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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