A nice visual page of computer graphics WWW links is offered by the Perceptual Science Laboratory at the University of California in Santa Cruz :
In the field of knowledge-based graphics generation several academic research groups are specifically concerned with virtual humans. Two of the leading research groups in Europe are the Computer Graphics Lab (LIG ) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and MIRALab , a research laboratory in the Center of Computer Science (CUI) at the University of Geneva. On-line information about these research groups can be reached under the following Web addresses:
A comprehensive tutorial on visualization is available from Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn. The text is concerned with scientific visualization in general and adresses also aspects of knowledge-based graphics generation. The on-line tutorial is accessible on the Web under the following URL:
All the leading computer graphics research laboratories provide detailed on-line information concerning their current research activities and latest achievements in research. A useful index with pointers to selected Web sites of institutes working in various fields of computer graphics (including also knowledge-based approaches) is maintained by MIRALab at the University of Geneva under the following address:
Not only virtual humans but all kind of lifelike computer characters receive growing interest in the area of intelligent graphics generation. The WWW links listed below provide a selection of interesting online resources describing research efforts related to lifelike computer characters.
Detailed information concerning the DFKI Persona under development at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence is accessible via:
The PuppetTime Web site provides detailed information about the new QuickTime media type for digital actors. It offers free download of the latest documentation, runtime environment, and Software Development Kit. The PuppetTime homepage is located at:
The VisInfo project at ZIB , the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fürr Informationstechnik Berlin, (ZIB) aims to provide a collection of domain specific information services for scientific visualization and computer graphics. The Electronic Visualization Library (EVlib) is a domain-specific digital library for scientific and data visualization which may be accessed through the following WWW address:
The human face, which is a very familiar and sensitive object of human perception, constitutes an important and complex communication channel. Within the computer graphics community, the facial animation field has received growing interest in the past few years.
A good collection of interesting World-Wide Web links related to facial modeling and animation is provided by the Perceptual Science Laboratory at the University of California in Santa Cruz under the following address: