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4D Movies Capture Every Jiggle, Creating Realistic Digital Avatars

4D Movies Capture Every Jiggle, Creating Realistic Digital Avatars

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems unveil the world’s first high-resolution 4D body scanner and software to model detailed soft-tissue motion.

Everybody jiggles” according Dr. Michael Black, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Tübingen, Germany. We may not like it, but how we jiggle says a lot about who we are. Our soft tissue (otherwise known as fat and muscle) deforms, wobbles, waves, and bounces as we move. These motions may provide clues about our risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. They also make us look real. Digital characters either lack natural soft-tissue motion or require time-consuming animation to make them believable. Now researchers at MPI-IS have captured people and how they jiggle in exacting detail and have created realistic 3D avatars that bring natural body motions to digital characters.

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ps Michael Black
Michael Black
Director
ps Gerard Pons-Moll
Gerard Pons-Moll
Affiliated Researcher
ps Javier Romero
Javier Romero
Affiliated Researcher
Alumni
ps Naureen Mahmood