H-Animator: A Visual Tool for Modeling, Reuse and Sharing of X3D Humanoid Animations
Authors:Buttussi F., Chittaro L., Nadalutti D.
Published in:Proceedings of Web3D 2006: 11th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, ACM Press, New York, April 2006, pp. 109-117.
Abstract:Humanoid animation is a complex task which usually requires particular skills and training. To simplify this process we propose a visual tool, called H-Animator, which aims to help animators (especially the novice ones) in modeling X3D animations for H-Anim humanoids. Besides easiness of use, achieved through intuitive metaphors and interaction styles, we aim at providing an architecture to facilitate the reuse and sharing of X3D content, allowing animators to build a wide archive of material to be reused.