The linear blend skinning has been the most popular skeletal animation algorithm and also notorious for the collapsing-joint and candy-wrapper artifacts. The dual quaternion skinning (DQS) successfully resolves the problems, but it reveals its own artifacts, which we name bulging joint and distorted normal. We propose to post-process the DQS algorithm; the bulging-joint artifact can be removed by correcting the vertex positions, and the distorted-normal artifact can be removed by correcting the vertex normals. The proposed method is simple yet quite effective. The experimental results show that the skinning animation quality is significantly improved.
- Dual quaternion skinning
- Linear blend skinning
- Skinning animation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design