Making Movies from Make-Believe Games

Adela Barbulescu 1, 2 Maxime Garcia 2 Dominique Vaufreydaz 3 Marie-Paule Cani 2 Rémi Ronfard 2 Maxime Portaz 4 Laurence Boissieux 5, 6 Antoine Begault 2 Viand Alexis 7 Heinish Pierre 7 Dulery Romain 7
GIPSA-DPC - Département Parole et Cognition
2 IMAGINE - Intuitive Modeling and Animation for Interactive Graphics & Narrative Environments
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
3 PRIMA - Perception, recognition and integration for observation of activity
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, UJF - Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble , CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5217
Abstract : Pretend play is a storytelling technique, naturally used from very young ages, which relies on object substitution to represent the characters of the imagined story. We propose "Make-believe", a system for making movies from pretend play by using 3D printed figurines as props. We capture the rigid motions of the figurines and the gestures and facial expressions of the storyteller using Kinect cameras and IMU sensors and transfer them to the virtual story-world. As a proof-of-concept, we demonstrate our system with an improvised story involving a prince and a witch, which was successfully recorded and transferred into 3D animation.
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Adela Barbulescu, Maxime Garcia, Dominique Vaufreydaz, Marie-Paule Cani, Rémi Ronfard, et al.. Making Movies from Make-Believe Games. 6th Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing (WICED 2017), Apr 2017, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-01518981v1⟩



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