Movebox

Fol­low­ing on from Rock­et­Box, we were pleased to con­trib­ute to the Move­Box effort coordin­ated by Microsoft which provides tools to anim­ate avatars. See:

https://github.com/microsoft/MoveBox-for-Microsoft-Rocketbox

The fol­low­ing paper was pub­lished at IEEE AIVR 2020 to coin­cide with the release of this toolbox,and gives more details of the fea­tures included:

Mar Gonza­lez-Franco, Zelia Egan, Mat­thew Peachey, Angus Ant­ley, Tan­may Rand­havane, Pay­od Panda, Yay­ing Zhang, Cheng Yao Wang, Derek F. Reilly, Tabitha C Peck, Andrea Steven­son Won, Anthony Steed and Eyal Ofek (2020) “Move­Box: Demo­crat­iz­ing MoCap for the Microsoft Rock­et­box Avatar Lib­rary”. IEEE Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence on Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence and Vir­tu­al Real­ity (AIVR)

See also the pub­lic­a­tion page at Microsoft.

We will be using both tools in our upcom­ing work on social vir­tu­al real­ity and char­ac­ter anim­a­tion.