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Semantic Animation Production

In the SAUCE workpackage Semantic Animation Production partners IKinema, UPF and Filmakademie are developing real-time control systems for authoring animated content using smart assets, automatically synthesizing new scenes from existing ones and integrating smart assets into virtual production scenarios with editable cameras and lights.

In this context Filmakademie has crafted and released the PHS Motion Library. it contains over an hour of bipedal reference motion capture data and videos. The data-set was created with particular focus on emotional variations of walk cycles.

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The ongoing developments planned by IKINEMA within the SAUCE project are cantered on the production of an innovative animation pipeline. This pipeline efficiently converts existing assets into ‘smart assets’ for the benefit of creative industry companies. To achieve these goals, IKINEMA has made strong progress in actively developing new and advanced animation techniques that leverage machine learning.