A multi-resolution technique for real-time animation of large crowds

Ingu Kang, Young Ik Eom, Junghyun Han

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Abstract

This paper proposes a multi-resolution technique for real-time animation of large crowds, which is useful for massively multi-player online games. Skinning is used to animate non-player characters (NPCs) at close proximity as well as player characters, vertex keyframe animation is used for middle-distance NPCs, and impostors are used for rendering long-distance NPCs. Both of skinning and vertex keyframe animation are accelerated by GPU, and each character is animated independently of the others. The experiments show that hundreds of thousands of characters can be animated at real-time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages384-393
Number of pages10
Volume4263 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 11
EventISCIS 2006: 21th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2006 Nov 12006 Nov 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4263 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

OtherISCIS 2006: 21th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period06/11/106/11/3

Keywords

  • Character animation
  • GPU
  • Impostor
  • Large crowds rendering
  • Skinning
  • Vertex keyframe animation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Kang, I., Eom, Y. I., & Han, J. (2006). A multi-resolution technique for real-time animation of large crowds. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4263 LNCS, pp. 384-393). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4263 LNCS).