[Bf-committers] improving quality and speed of character animation

Joshua Leung aligorith at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 11:31:22 CEST 2009

Hmm... this does look like an interesting approach.

It'd be interesting to try implementing something like this at some point,
though I don't necessarily feel that it is a production critical tool yet
(there are a few other things that are more important to have first still).

BTW, is it just me, or did that link only include the first page of the

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Tom M <letterrip at gmail.com> wrote:

> While at siggraph, one of the talks that occurred right before Martin
> gave his talk was on using ballistic motion to improve the quality of
> character animation
> http://www.arishapiro.com/practicalcharacterphysics_shapiro.pdf
> The talk was by Ari Shapiro - who talked with us in the past about
> possibly integrating 'Dance' his software for doing animation research
> with Blender.
> http://www.arishapiro.com/
> It might be worthwhile to implement this for BBB, since they estimate
> about 20% of shots that include character animation can be improved by
> using this tool.
> LetterRip
> Also I found this interesting list of papers related to physics based
> character animation
> http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~hertzman/courses/csc2521/fall_2008/calendar.html<http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/%7Ehertzman/courses/csc2521/fall_2008/calendar.html>
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