Understanding virtual actors

By Da Silva, R.E.; Iurgel, I.A.; Dos Santos, M.F.; Branco, P.; Zagalo, N.

Proceedings - 2010 Brazilian Symposium on Games and Digital Entertainment, SBGames 2010

2011

Abstract

Autonomous Digital Actors represent the next step in authoring movies with believable characters, in a way that will allow them to be trained for acting specific roles in a story, suggesting appropriate behaviors during their performance. This article presents an overview of the art of acting and directing and how these concepts were used to elaborate a Virtual Actor metaphor. Also, we present an agent architecture for describing and implementing the virtual actors’ acting knowledge base.

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