Realistic human body movement for emotional expressiveness

Aaron Hertzmann, Carol O'Sullivan, Ken Perlin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Humans express their emotions in many ways, in particular through face, eye, and body motion. So creators of virtual humans strive to convincingly depict emotional movements using a variety of methods.This course focuses on the use of realistic human body motion to generate emotional expressiveness. Topics include: applications and research relating to procedural animation of humans with emotion and personality, biomechanical and physical principles of animation, physics-based human motion simulation, and data-driven animation. The course also provides some insights from the field of psychology and reviews issues relating to the perception and evaluation of realistic human body animation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Courses, SIGGRAPH '09
StatePublished - 2009
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Courses, SIGGRAPH '09 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2009Aug 7 2009


OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Courses, SIGGRAPH '09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software


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