Laziness is a Virtue: Motion Stitching using Effort Minimization
Lei LiJames McCannChristos FaloutsosNancy Pollard
Short Papers Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS (2008)

Given two motion-capture sequences that are to be stitched together, how can we assess the goodness of the stitching? The straightforward solution, Euclidean distance, permits counter-intuitive results because it ignores the effort required to actually make the stitch. The main contribution of our work is that we propose an intuitive, first-principles approach, by computing the effort that is needed to do the transition (laziness-effort, or 'L-score'). Our conjecture is that, the smaller the effort, the more natural the transition will seem to humans. Moreover, we propose the elastic L-score which allows for elongated stitching, to make a transition as natural as possible. We present preliminary experiments on both artificial and real motions which show that our L-score approach indeed agrees with human intuition, it chooses good stitching points, and generates natural transition paths.

Lei Li, James McCann, Christos Faloutsos, Nancy Pollard (2008). Laziness is a Virtue: Motion Stitching using Effort Minimization. Short Papers Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS.

author = {Lei Li and James McCann and Christos Faloutsos and Nancy Pollard},
title = {Laziness is a Virtue: Motion Stitching using Effort Minimization},
booktitle = {Short Papers Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS},
year = {2008},