AniMesh: Interleaved animation, modeling, and editing

Ming Jin, Dan Gopstein, Yotam Gingold, Andrew Nealen

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    We introduce AniMesh, a system that supports interleaved modeling and animation creation and editing. AniMesh is suitable for rapid prototyping and easily accessible to non-experts. Source animations can be obtained from commodity motion capture devices or by adapting canned motion sequences. We propose skeleton abstraction and motion retargeting algorithms for finding correspondences and transferring motion between skeletons, or portions of skeletons, with varied topology. Motion can be copied-and-pasted between kinematic chains with different skeletal topologies, and entire model parts can be cut and reattached, while always retaining plausible, composite animations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number207
    JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Nov 2015


    • Animation interfaces
    • Mesh modeling
    • Motion editing
    • Motion transfer
    • Shape editing
    • Skeletal animation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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