[ISEA96] Artist Statement: Armin Bruderlin — Runs

Artist Statement

Our piece is entitled “Runs”, and tells a short story about “people in locomotion”. Walking and running are such are such common activities; but were do we usually go to? This is about a very worthwile place to visit which rewards the visitor with great satisfaction. Besides the artistic value, please note its scientific component: the walking and running sequences were not key-framed or motion-captured, but generated by ur interactive, real-time procedural locomotion system. The data were then imported into Softimage which we used for all the modeling, facial animation, fine-tuning and rendering. This way, it was very easy, for instance, to produce several figures all running at the same beat to match to sound of the foot steps. Technical paper: Armin Bruderlin & Tom Calvert: Knowledge-Driven, Interactive Animation of Human Running