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JSW 2015 Vol.10(7): 912-918 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.7.912-918

Streamlined Workflow for 3D Modeling with Animated Characters

Wei-Chieh Chang, Wei-Min Jeng*
Department of Computer Science and Information Management, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract—With the proliferation of computer graphics and multimedia technology, there are abundant choices of three-dimensional (3D) modeling and character animation professional software in the market. However, authoring using different software products collectively still remains a difficult task considering the distinct features of proprietary software artifacts. The main purpose of this paper is to propose a streamlined workflow aiming at performing the 3D modeling construction with animated characters. As the concept of Wikinomics emerges, open source based software and products are utilized to provide the maximum collective throughput potential. The proposed SketchUp and MikumikuDance workflow (SUMD) introduces the novel method for plentiful of potential applications in light of the augmented capabilities of the integrated process. The goal is to assist professional users associated with different domains and sustain their high enthusiasm levels during the modeling process. Rather than manipulating more than one software products with incompatible properties, the workflow users will be guided through the challenging process to complete their 3D construction with animated characters in the proposed SUMD workflow to create potentials for more future application use.

Index Terms—Augmented reality, SketchUp, animation, workflow, MikuMikuDance.


Cite: Wei-Chieh Chang, Wei-Min Jeng, "Streamlined Workflow for 3D Modeling with Animated Characters," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 912-918, 2015.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly (Since 2020)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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