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Knowledge-based Graphics Generation - Related Information Sources

  An interesting source for information related to computer graphics and visualization is the corresponding part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library , which is a distributed subject catalog. The Computer Graphics Virtual Library is located at It provides pointers to bibliographies and papers, research groups, organizations, commercial sites, and some miscellaneous references.

A nice visual page of computer graphics WWW links is offered by the Perceptual Science Laboratory at the University of California in Santa Cruz :

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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:

The Web site of the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation at the University of Pennsylvania - a leading research group in the US - is located at: Another important research group working in particular on simulating human motion is the Animation Lab of the Graphics, Visualization & Usability (GVU) Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Further information is provided on the WWW under the following URL:

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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:

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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:

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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 OZ project at Carnegie-Mellon University explores the use of believable agents to construct interactive entertainment: Animated pedagogical agents are one of the topics of the Intellimedia Initiative at North Carolina State University : Information concerning lifelike character projects at the New York University Center for Advanced Technology is available from: The MIT Media Laboratory Agents Group provides project information at: A description of the Virtual Theatre project at Stanford University Knowledge Systems Laboratory is available from: A pedagogical agent beeing developed at University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute is further described at the following WWW location:

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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:

Official reference information concerning QuickTime is available from Apple Computer, Inc. under the following address:

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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:

WAEVE , which stands for What about Events?, is an information service for workshop, conference and call-for-papers announcements. This particular service is located at:

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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:

Another overview of the research done in facial animation including many pointers to available on-line information can be accessed at the following WWW location:
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