McLaughlin, Timothy David (1994-05). The Expression of Gender in Synthetic Actors: Modeling and Motion Control Over Invariant Perceptual Cues Leading to Gender Recognition. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon

abstract

  • A perception based strategy for communicating the gender of computer animated characters is evaluated. Motivated by the idea that effective character animation involves the expression of character traits through motion, this study builds upon previous work in the areas of computer animation and ecological psychology in an effort to more fully characterize the dynamic information which leads to the perception of gender. Information specifying the masculinity or femininity of a walking figure is considered in relation to the range across which the indexes may be exaggerated and applied to objects not normally considered male or female.
  • A perception based strategy for communicating the gender of computer animated

    characters is evaluated. Motivated by the idea that effective character animation

    involves the expression of character traits through motion, this study

    builds upon previous work in the areas of computer animation and ecological psychology

    in an effort to more fully characterize the dynamic information which

    leads to the perception of gender. Information specifying the masculinity or femininity

    of a walking figure is considered in relation to the range across which the

    indexes may be exaggerated and applied to objects not normally considered male

    or female.

publication date

  • May 1994