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Text-to-Movie authoring of anatomy lessons

Vaishnavi Ameya Murukutla 1, 2
2 ANIMA - Authoring and directing story worlds
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble - Grenoble Institute of Technology
Abstract : Anatomy is one of the most essential yet challenging subjects in medical education. It is introduced very early in the curriculum, and the student is required to retain this knowledge throughout their practice. One of the significant challenges faced in anatomy pedagogy is presenting complex three-dimensional body parts in classes. Multimedia methods such as animated videos and 3D anatomical models are popular to visualise the human body. But the issue of developing an easy to use software that enables teachers to create their own lessons without the need for design experts is ongoing. In this thesis, we present a Text-to-movie authoring system for anatomy professors. We provide the solution in three parts. We first present a formal language to describe all the visual elements in a video. This language is both human and machine-readable, and it allows us to annotate the video in text form. This Prose Storyboard Language (PSL) is developed for broader use in film direction and analysis. In the second part of the thesis, we present the anatomical specialisation of this language called the Anatomy Storyboard Language (ASL). This domain-specific language forms the basis of input for our authoring system. The users have to write scripts in ASL in which they list all the parts that they want to show in the video and outline the directions for the camera movements and animation of the elements seen. Our system reads the script, and the resulting animation is played in a Unity player. In the final part of the thesis, we present the results of our evaluation of the software done with four anatomy professors. The teachers could make their own narrated, animated video lessons on the knee and their limited experience in animation or video editing did not hold them back. The choice of text as an input was particularly favourable as the teachers did not have to learn a new and often intimidating user interface for design software, making our system intuitive and easy to learn.
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Vaishnavi Ameya Murukutla. Text-to-Movie authoring of anatomy lessons. Computer Aided Engineering. Université Grenoble Alpes [2020-..], 2021. English. ⟨NNT : 2021GRALM062⟩. ⟨tel-03667956⟩



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