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Efficient sketch-based creation of detailed character models through data-driven mesh deformations.

Kazmi, I. K., You, L., Yang, X., Jin, X and Zhang, J. J., 2015. Efficient sketch-based creation of detailed character models through data-driven mesh deformations. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 26 (3-4), 469 - 481.

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DOI: 10.1002/cav.1656


Creation of detailed character models is a very challenging task in animation production. Sketch-based character model creation from a 3D template provides a promising solution. However, how to quickly find correct correspondences between user's drawn sketches and the 3D template model, how to efficiently deform the 3D template model to exactly match user's drawn sketches, and realize real-time interactive modeling is still an open topic. In this paper, we propose a new approach and develop a user interface to effectively tackle this problem. Our proposed approach includes using user's drawn sketches to retrieve a most similar 3D template model from our dataset and marrying human's perception and interactions with computer's highly efficient computing to extract occluding and silhouette contours of the 3D template model and find correct correspondences quickly. We then combine skeleton-based deformation and mesh editing to deform the 3D template model to fit user's drawn sketches and create new and detailed 3D character models. The results presented in this paper demonstrate the effectiveness and advantages of our proposed approach and usefulness of our developed user interface.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:3D template models ; detailed character creation ; Laplacian mesh editing ; mean value coordinates ; skeleton-based deformation ; sketch-based modeling
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:22755
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Oct 2015 13:26
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:53


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