MoRig: Motion-Aware Rigging of Character Meshes from Point Clouds 2021-2022
Zhan X., Yang Zhou, Li Y., E. Kalogerakis
SIGGRAPH ASIA 2022
We present MoRig, a method that automatically rigs character meshes driven by single-view point cloud streams capturing the motion of performing characters. Our method is also able to animate the 3D meshes according to the captured point cloud motion. At the heart of our approach lies a deep neural network that encodes motion cues from the point clouds into features that are informative about the articulated parts of the performing character. These features guide the inference of an appropriate skeletal rig for the input mesh, which is then animated based on the input point cloud motion. Our method can rig and animate diverse characters, including humanoids, quadrupeds, and toys with varying articulations. It is designed to account for occluded regions in the input point cloud sequences and any mismatches in the part proportions between the input mesh and captured character.