Abstract

We present a data-driven animated character capable of blocking attacks from a user in a VR sword fighting experience. The system uses motion capture data and a machine learning model to recreate a believable blocking behaviour, suggesting the viability of full-featured data-driven interactive characters in VR. Our work is part of a larger vision of VR interaction as a two-level problem, separating spatial details from design concerns. In this context, here we provide the designers of the experience with a character from which a “blocking” behaviour can be requested without further spatial specifications. This puts down a first building block in the construction of a controllable data-driven VR sword fighter capable of multiple behaviours.

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Animation
  • Machine learning
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Cite this

Dehesa, J., Vidler, A., Lutteroth, C., & Padget, J. (2019). Towards Data-Driven Sword Fighting Experiences in VR. Abstract from CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI, Glasgow, UK United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312930

Towards Data-Driven Sword Fighting Experiences in VR. / Dehesa, Javier; Vidler, Andrew; Lutteroth, Christof; Padget, Julian.

2019. Abstract from CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI, Glasgow, UK United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Dehesa, J, Vidler, A, Lutteroth, C & Padget, J 2019, 'Towards Data-Driven Sword Fighting Experiences in VR' CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI, Glasgow, UK United Kingdom, 4/05/19 - 9/05/19, . https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312930
Dehesa J, Vidler A, Lutteroth C, Padget J. Towards Data-Driven Sword Fighting Experiences in VR. 2019. Abstract from CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI, Glasgow, UK United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312930
Dehesa, Javier ; Vidler, Andrew ; Lutteroth, Christof ; Padget, Julian. / Towards Data-Driven Sword Fighting Experiences in VR. Abstract from CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI, Glasgow, UK United Kingdom.6 p.
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