Real-time Stylized Animations And Its Use In Autism Research

We present a research tool that combines artistically based real-time animations and CG technologies in order to “stylize” and create different levels of abstraction in animated facial expressions of virtual characters. To achieve this, a number of Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR) algorithms that simulate painterly styles have been implemented in a psychological computer test, allowing the psychologists the easy and fast manipulation of the animated abstractions. Our goal in the short-term is to investigate in a creative way how stylization affects the perception and categorization of emotions by children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Posted May 22, 2015 in: by Juan Orjuela

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