Computer Graphics and Animation Showcase

Video Showcase
Courses and Panels


SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 paper on outfit synthesis through automatic optimization.
Reference | PDF
Demos


SIGGRAPH 2011 paper on the automatic optimization of furniture arrangement.
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Demos


TOG 2009 paper on the comprehensive biomechanical modeling and simulation of the human upper body.
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Demos


SIGGRAPH 2008 paper on spline joints for multibody kinematics and dynamics.
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Demos


Heads Up! SIGGRAPH paper on the biomechanical modeling and neuromuscular control of the neck.
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Demos | Neck Muscle Parameter File


SCA paper introducing a decision network framework for the behavioral animation of virtual humans. The first use of Bayesian networks in animation.
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Demos


SCA paper on Autonomous Pedestrians.
Reference | PDF | Full length journal paper in Graphical Models (GMod Top Cited Article 2005–2010): PDF
Demos
IEEE CG&A Special Issue on "Animating Virtual Humans"


SIGGRAPH paper on TensorTextures (multilinear image-based rendering). Introduced numerical multilinear algebra and tensor algebraic manifold learning methods to CG.
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Demos


SIGGRAPH paper on the control of dynamic, anthropomorphic characters. Also, first use of support vector machines in CG.
Reference | PDF | .ps.gz | Demos
Computers and Graphics 2001 Best Paper Award winning article on "The Virtual Stuntman".
Reference | PDF | Virtual Stuntman Press Coverage | NBC LA TV News Spot

Article on "Graphics with a Vision" in a Computer Graphics special issue on "Applications of Computer Vision to Computer Graphics".
Reference | PDF | .ps.gz
Demo: Virtual Human with Active Vision | Demo: "Cooking with Kurt"


Communications of the ACM article on "Artificial Life for Computer Graphics". A new paradigm for computer graphics that is teeming with life!
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Demosaurus Rex


SIGGRAPH paper on the "NeuroAnimator", which uses neural networks to emulate and control physics-based models for fast, realistic animation. First use of neural networks in CG.
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Demos (ppt file; open in IE to play linked videos)


SIGGRAPH paper on creating smart characters through "Cognitive Modeling". Pioneered logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning/planning in CG.
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Demo: Duffy the Merman in "The Great Escape"


SIGGRAPH paper describing realistic, physics-based models of animals that can learn how to locomote using their muscles, as well as learn some amazing motor skills. Pioneered the use of machine learning in CG.
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Demos


SIGGRAPH paper that pioneered the comprehensive biomechanical, perceptual, and behavioral modeling and animation of (piscine) animals.
Reference | PDF | .ps.gz | Demo: "The Undersea World of Jack Cousto" | Demo: "Go Fish!"
An interactive virtual marine world using Synthetic Motion Capture | Reality Theater Demo


TVCG paper demonstrating photorealistic facial expression synthesis.
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SIGGRAPH paper demonstrating highly automated construction and animation of realistic, physics-based models of human heads from Cyberware scans of individuals.
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Demo: "Bureaucrat Too" (excerpt) | Demo: Real-time Biomechanical Facial Simulation (ca. 2000)


Pioneering (ca. 1989) biomechanical model of the human face for computer animation. Incorporates a 3D, layered facial tissue model, embedded muscles of facial expression, and an expressive, FACS muscle controller. This JVCA article also demonstrated an early example of performance-driven facial animation.
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Demo: Real-time Biomechanical Facial Simulation (ca. 2000)


IEEE Visualization and Computer Graphics paper on dynamic free-form deformations.
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Demos


SIGGRAPH paper on dynamically deformable solid primitives subject to physics-based constraints.
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The paper that introduced to CG deformable models that simulate heat conduction, thermoelastic behavior, and melting. This also was a pioneering instance of what is now often referred to as "point-based graphics".
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SIGGRAPH paper introducing "constrained fractals", a free-form shape modeling technique which combines the complementary features of deterministic (variational) splines and stochastic fractals.
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Journal article on deformable models for computer graphics and animation, presenting a unified account of approaches in the following three papers, plus additional results.
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Demos


CG&A article on a hybrid formulation of physics-based deformable models with rigid and non-rigid components.
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"Cooking with Kurt" Animation


SIGGRAPH paper on modeling inelastic deformation. This follow-on work to the paper below introduced viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fracture dynamics to CG.
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Demos


Academy Award winning SIGGRAPH paper on "Elastically Deformable Models". Pioneered the physics-based modeling/animation paradigm in CG. Recognized by the AMPAS as "a milestone in computer graphics, introducing the concept of physically-based techniques to simulate moving, deforming objects."
Reference | PDF | Demos | "Oscar's New Clothes"


Courses and Panels

SIGGRAPH 04 course on "Facial Modeling and Animation".

SIGGRAPH 97 course on "Artificial Life for Graphics, Animation, Multimedia, and Virtual Reality".

SIGGRAPH 97 panel on "Facial Animation: Past, Present & Future".

SIGGRAPH 89 panel on "Physically-Based Modeling: Past, Present & Future".


Videos

DressUp
Videos

Automatic Furniture Arrangement
Videos

Spline Joints
Videos

Comprehensive Biomechanical Modeling and Simulation of the Upper Body
Videos

Heads Up! Biomechanical Modeling and Neuromuscular Control of the Neck-Head-Face System
Videos

Autonomous Pedestrians
Videos

The Virtual Stuntman
Videos

TensorTextures
Videos

Duffy the Merman in "The Great Escape"
Video (91.5MB)

"A National Geo-Graphics Society Special: The Undersea World of Jack Cousto"
Video (79.1MB) | Reference | Presentations

"Go Fish!"
Video (52.7MB) | Reference | Presentations | Extract of "Go Fish!"

QuickTime video including clips from the above animations and more.

Live Footage of the real-time virtual marine world running in a Trimension Reality Theater
Video (1.3MB)

Learning locomotion
Videos

Real-time biomechanical facial simulation
Video (30.7MB)
Excerpt from the "Bureaucrat Too" physics-based facial animation
Video (10.3MB) | Reference

Dynamic free-form deformation models
Videos

"Cooking with Kurt". Pioneering 1987 production combining computer graphics and computer vision to demonstrate image-based modeling and controlled physics-based animation (of garden-variety vegetables :).
Video (17.2MB) | Reference

Pioneering physics-based cloth animations ca. 1987-88.
Videos


Demetri Terzopoulos