Browsing Department of Mathematical Sciences by browse.metadata.advisor "Bakkes, P. J."
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- ItemThe design of a generic signing avatar animation system(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12) Fourie, Jaco; Van Zijl, L.; Herbst, B. M.; Bakkes, P. J.; University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences. Institute for Applied Computer Science.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.