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Affective Scene Generation

Hultquist, Carl, James Gain and David Cairns (2006) Affective Scene Generation. In Proceedings 4th international conference on Computer graphics, virtual reality, visualisation and interaction in Africa, pages 59-63, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

A new technique for generating virtual environments is proposed, whereby the user describes the environment that they wish to create using adjectives. An entire scene is then procedurally generated, based on the mapping of these adjectives to the parameter space of the procedural models used. This mapping is determined through a pre-process, during which the user is presented with a number of scenes and asked to describe them using adjectives. With such a technique, the ability to create complex virtual environments is extended to users with little or no technical knowledge, and additionally provides a means for experienced users to quickly generate a large, complex environment which can then be modified by hand.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Virtual environments, procedural models, function approximation, radial basis function networks
Subjects:G Mathematics of Computing: G.1 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
I Computing Methodologies: I.2 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
I Computing Methodologies: I.3 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
ID Code:301
Deposited By:Hultquist, Carl
Deposited On:16 March 2006