Friday, March 10, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] A story and a request

This will be the fourth summer the Graphics Research Group at Western Connecticut State University will be hosting its Summer Graphics Research Institute. This is also the second summer we'll be working on a STEAM project, the purpose of which is to develop a standard language for computer animation character behaviors.

Essentially, we're looking at the way such behaviors are described in the literature, and then developing a simple taxonomy of terms. So far, the breadth of language used is overwhelming. Some writers even go so far as to use phrases such as, "you'll know it when you see it."

Why did we start this work? Because language is at the heart of communication, and if we are to advance the field of computer character animation, we need to "speak the same language." Terms, and their definitions, need to be agreed to, so we know whether we're comparing apples to apples, or apples to oranges. <grin>

That said, I'm also the Director of the Undergraduate Research Alliance and would like to invite each and every one of you who engages in original research with undergraduates to join us. And, if you happen to be at SIGGRAPH this year in LA, you can join us at our BOF.

Nuff said!
Bill Joel

Yasmin_discussions mailing list

Yasmin URL:

SBSCRIBE: click on the link to the list you wish to subscribe to. In the page that will appear ("info page"), enter e-mail address, name, and password in the fields found further down the page.
HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE: on the info page, scroll all the way down and enter your e-mail address in the last field. Enter password if asked. Click on the unsubscribe button on the page that will appear ("options page").
TO ENABLE / DISABLE DIGEST MODE: in the options page, find the "Set Digest Mode" option and set it to either on or off.
If you prefer to read the posts on a blog go to