Written by a team of current and former researchers at MIRALab, University of Geneva or VRlab, EPFL, this book is the definitive guide to the area.
- Explains the concept of avatars and autonomous virtual actors and the main techniques to create and animate them (body and face).
- Presents the concepts of behavioural animation, crowd simulation, intercommunication between virtual humans, and interaction between real humans and autonomous virtual humans
- Addresses the advanced topics of hair representation and cloth animation with applications in fashion design
- Discusses the standards for Virtual Humans, such as MPEG-4 Face Animation and MPEG-4 Body Animation.