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Spline Animator: Smooth Camera Motion for AVS Animation

Mark Astley
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Mitchell Roth
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6660


This paper introduces the Spline Animator module, which facilitates the use of smooth camera motion in AVS animations. In particular, the module features a highly intuitive interface which allows the user to define a set of keyframes determining the resulting camera path. The module then generates smooth camera motion by interpolating these keyframes with uniform cubic splines. The functionality of the module is explained in detail and an example camera path is presented.

Mitch Roth
Mon Aug 12 18:35:47 ADT 1996