Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Motion Generation for Glove Puppet Show with Procedural Animation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_31,
        author={Chih-Chung Lin and Gee-Chin Hou and Tsai-Yen Li},
        title={Motion Generation for Glove Puppet Show with Procedural Animation},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Character Animation Digital Content Glove Puppet Show Procedural Animation Traditional Art},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_31}
    }
    
  • Chih-Chung Lin
    Gee-Chin Hou
    Tsai-Yen Li
    Year: 2012
    Motion Generation for Glove Puppet Show with Procedural Animation
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_31
Chih-Chung Lin1,*, Gee-Chin Hou1,*, Tsai-Yen Li1,*
  • 1: National Chengchi University
*Contact email: s9421@cs.nccu.edu.tw, phou@nccu.edu.tw, li@cs.nccu.edu.tw

Abstract

Traditional Taiwanese glove puppet show is a unique form of performing art. In this work, we aim to use the aid of computer animation technologies to preserve this cultural heritage and create innovative ways of performance. By observing the demonstration of a puppet master, we analyze the characteristics of how a hand puppet is manipulated and design animation procedures mimicking the motion of a glove puppet. These procedures are implemented on a real-time animation platform for procedural animation. Through the system, we allow a user to perform glove puppet animation with high-level inputs. We hope that, with the help of this system, not only the art of manipulating a glove puppet can be systematically documented, but the entry barrier for learning it can also be greatly reduced.