Welcome to the Human Animation Project main page
This project's goal is to achieve interchangable human model animation
based on skeleton animation.
The project was started Early January 2011, and is still very much
The project is part of a larger goal, namely a complete game.
Additional details are available on the information page, where you can also find information about contributing,
if you're interested.
Improved automatic vertex-bone attachment
Update: I'm pretty happy with the way the automatic vertex-bone association worked out.
The algorithm requires some information about bone connectivity, and can be adopted for most other skeletons. I also used Catmull-Clark subdivision on my old low-polygon model.
The results were somewhat surprisingly good. The new model has ~5000 faces, with around 3000
Besides being a decent resolution model, it also ran surprisingly well in animation,
getting over 600fps. Note that FPS isn't the best measure of how good an algorithm is, but given
that, I have plenty of time each update to work with for drawing other things, like terrain.
Here's a video capture of the new model in action:
Update on progress
I've been working on an automatic way to animate a model. This is a video of a partially complete
algorithm in action.
The Code for this will also be published, as soon as it's "comeplete". However, since
this part of the project doesn't actually build or create anything from user input, the
code is just going to be integrated straight into the next project part.
Skeleton Animator completed
Fully Functional parts:
The animation creator, that allows a user to animate a skeleton.
Here's a video of a small test animation: