The design of a generic signing avatar animation system

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Zijl, L.
dc.contributor.advisor Herbst, B.
dc.contributor.advisor Bakkes, P. J. Fourie, Jaco
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences. Institute for Applied Computer Science. 2011-10-20T08:14:20Z 2011-10-20T08:14:20Z 2006-12
dc.description Thesis (MScIng)--University of Stellenbosch, 2006. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract ENGLISH ABSTRACT: We designed a generic avatar animator for use in sign language related projects. The animator is capable of animating any given avatar that is compliant with the H-Anim standard for humanoid animation. The system was designed with the South African Sign Language Machine Translation (SASL-MT) project in mind, but can easily be adapted to other sign language projects due to its generic design. An avatar that is capable of accurately performing sign language gestures is a special kind of avatar and is referred to as a signing avatar. In this thesis we investigate the special characteristics of signing avatars and address the issue of finding a generic design for the animation of such an avatar. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Ons het ’n generiese karakteranimasiestelsel ontwikkel vir gebruik in gebaretaal verwante projekte. Die animasiestelsel het die vermo¨e om enige karaktermodel wat met die H-Anim standaard versoenbaar is, te animeer. Die animasiestelsel is ontwerp met die oog op gebruik in die South African Sign Language Machine Translation (SASL-MT) projek, maar kan maklik aangepas word vir ander gebaretaalprojekte te danke aan die generiese ontwerp. ’n Karaktermodel wat in staat is om gebare akkuraat te maak is ’n spesiale tipe karaktermodel wat bekend staan as ’n gebaretaal avatar (Engels : signing avatar). In hierdie tesis ondersoek ons die spesiale eienskappe van ’n gebaretaal avatar en beskou die soektog na ’n generiese ontwerp vir die animering van so ’n karaktermodel. af
dc.format.extent vii, 75 leaves : ill.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Avatars (Virtual reality) -- Design en_ZA
dc.subject Computer animation en_ZA
dc.subject Animators -- Design en_ZA
dc.subject Sign language -- Computer-aided design en_ZA
dc.subject South African Sign Language en_ZA
dc.subject Avators, Signing en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Applied mathematics en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Applied mathematics en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Computer science en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Computer science en_ZA
dc.title The design of a generic signing avatar animation system en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch
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