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Behavior and Flight
Chair: Marcus Mitchell , Digital Domain
Animating Expressivity Through Effort Elements
The EMOTE animation paradigm uses Laban's Effort to parameterize expressive arm movements. Using only four textual parameters, it adds an intuitive interface to user-specified or procedurally generated character animation systems.
Diane Chi
University of Pennsylvania
52-32 Revere Road
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026 USA
Declarative Behaviors for Virtual Creatures
VRCC, a concurrent-constraint programming language based on VRML, programs behaviors of autonomous creatures in 3D worlds. This sketch also described some simple behaviors derived from biologically inspired models of navigation.
Philippe Codognet
University of Paris 6
LIP6, case 169
8 rue du Capitaine Scott
Paris 75 015 FRANCE

Animating Bird Flight Using Aerodynamics
Aerodynamic principles are employed for physical animation of bird flight. Control of the flight trajectory is possible through direct or indirect control of the pitching moment.
Balajee Ramakrishnananda
Center for Graphics and Imaging Technology
c/o School of Applied Science
Blk N4, #2A-32, Nan
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639798 SINGAPORE

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