A Framework for H-Anim Support in NVEs

TitleA Framework for H-Anim Support in NVEs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Triglianos, V, Chatziprimou, K
Conference NameInternational Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, Lisboa, Portugal
Date Published5 - 9 February
Abstract

Many applications of Networked Virtual Environment presuppose the users? representation by humanoid avatars
that are able to perform animations such as gestures and mimics. Example applications are computer supported
collaborative work or e-learning applications. Furthermore, there is a need for a flexible and easy way to
integrate humanoid standardized avatars in many different NVE platforms. Thus, the main aim of this paper is to
introduce a procedure of adding animations to an avatar that is complying with H-Anim standard and to present
a standardized way to integrate avatars among various NVEs. More specifically this paper presents a framework
for adding/loading custom avatars to an NVE and applying to them a set of predefined animations, using HAnim
standard.

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