CPSC 8110: Technical Character Animation

Course Overview

INSTRUCTOR: Sophie Joerg
OFFICE HOURS: Thu 2:00-3:00pm, and by appointment, McAdams 318
SEMESTER: Fall 2022
TIME: TTh 9:30-10:45am
LOCATION: Rhodes Annex 109

Paper Presentations

Date Topic Presentations
Oct 20 Crowds Reagan Adèle Colas, Wouter van Toll, Katja Zibrek, Ludovic Hoyet, Anne-Hélène Olivier, and Julien Pettré. Interaction Fields: Intuitive Sketch-based Steering Behaviorsfor Crowd Simulation. Computer Graphics Forum 2022.
Oct 25 Agents Angel Sinan Sonlu, Ugur Güdükbay, and Funda Durupinar. Conversational Agent Framework with Multi-modal Personality Expression. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2021. [video]
Oct 27
Nov 1Motion Synthesis Jacob Sebastian Starke, Ian Mason, and Taku Komura. DeepPhase: Periodic Autoencoders for Learning Motion Phase Manifolds. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2022. [video]
Nov 3 Project Review -
Nov 10 Faces and Eyes Benjamin Chen Cao, Vasu Agrawal, Fernando De La Torre, Lele Chen, Jason Saragih, Tomas Simon, and Yaser Sheikh. Real-time 3D neural facial animation from binocular video. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2021. [video]
Nov 15Motion Capture, Virtual Reality Dylan Alexander Winkler, Jungdam Won, and Yuting Ye. QuestSim: Human Motion Tracking from Sparse Sensors SA '22 Conference Papers (to be published). [video]
Noah Shangchen Han, Beibei Liu, Randi Cabezas, Christopher D. Twigg, Peizhao Zhang, Jeff Petkau, Tsz-Ho Yu, Chun-Jung Tai, Muzaffer Akbay, Zheng Wang, Asaf Nitzan, Gang Dong, Yuting Ye, Lingling Tao, Chengde Wan, and Robert Wang. MEgATrack: Monochrome Egocentric Articulated Hand-Tracking for Virtual Reality [Off-campus Link]. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2020.
Nov 16Catch-up -
Nov 22 Physics Auden Daniele Reda, Hung Yu Ling, and Michiel van de Panne. Learning to Brachiate via Simplified Model Imitation. ACM SIGGRAPH 2022 Conference Proceedings.
Akhila Jungdam Won, Deepak Gopinath, and Jessica Hodgins. Physics-based Character Controllers Using Conditional VAEs. [Off-campus Link] ACM Transactions on Graphics 2022.
Nov 29 Project Review -
Dec 1 Emotion, Stylization Elliot Kfir Aberman, Yijia Weng, Dani Lischinski, Daniel Cohen-Or, Baoquan Chen. Unpaired Motion Style Transfer from Video to Animation. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2020
Dec 6 Quiz -
Dec 8 Further topics