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Attractiveness and Confidence in Walking Style of Male and Female Virtual Characters

2020

Conference Paper

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Animated virtual characters are essential to many applications. Little is known so far about biological and personality inferences made from a virtual character’s body shape and motion. Here, we investigated how sex-specific differences in walking style relate to the perceived attractiveness and confidence of male and female virtual characters. The characters were generated by reconstructing body shape and walking motion from optical motion capture data. The results suggest that sexual dimorphism in walking style plays a different role in attributing biological and personality traits to male and female virtual characters. This finding has important implications for virtual character animation.

Author(s): Anne Thaler and Andreas Bieg and Naureen Mahmood and Michael J. Black and Betty J. Mohler and Nikolaus F. Troje
Book Title: IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW)
Pages: 678--679
Year: 2020
Month: March

Department(s): Perceiving Systems
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Conference

DOI: 10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00190

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BibTex

@inproceedings{Thaler:VRW:2020,
  title = {Attractiveness and Confidence in Walking Style of Male and Female Virtual Characters},
  author = {Thaler, Anne and Bieg, Andreas and Mahmood, Naureen and Black, Michael J. and Mohler, Betty J. and Troje, Nikolaus F.},
  booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW)},
  pages = {678--679},
  month = mar,
  year = {2020},
  month_numeric = {3}
}