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YIN Qinran and CAO Weiqun, “Video-Driven 2D Character Animation,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1038-1048, 2021, doi: 10.1049/cje.2021.07.016
Citation: YIN Qinran and CAO Weiqun, “Video-Driven 2D Character Animation,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1038-1048, 2021, doi: 10.1049/cje.2021.07.016

Video-Driven 2D Character Animation

doi: 10.1049/cje.2021.07.016

This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.61703046) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No.2015ZCQ-XX).

  • Received Date: 2021-04-15
  • Rev Recd Date: 2021-06-25
  • Available Online: 2021-09-23
  • Publish Date: 2021-11-05
  • Video-driven animation has always been a hot and challenging topic in the field of computer animation. We propose a method of mapping a sequence of human skeletal keypoints in a video onto a two-dimensional character to generate 2D character animation. For a given two-dimensional character picture, we extract the motion of real human in video data, driving the character deformation. We analyze common two-dimensional human body movements, classify the basic posture of the human body, realize the recognition of skeleton posture based on back propagation network, capture human body motion by automatically tracking the position of the human skeleton keypoints coordinates in the video and redirect the motion data to a 2D character. Compared with the traditional method, our work is less affected by video data illumination and background complexity. We calibrate human body motion in videos to a 2D character according to the skeleton topology to avoid motion distortion caused by the difference in skeleton size and ratio. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can generate the motion of two-dimensional characters based on the motion of human characters in video data. The animation is natural and smooth, and the algorithm has strong robustness.
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