Personality and Emotion-based High-level Control of Affective Story Characters

Su, Wen-Poh, Pham, Binh L., & Wardhani, Aster W. (2007) Personality and Emotion-based High-level Control of Affective Story Characters. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13(2), pp. 281-293.


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Human emotional behavior, personality and body language are the essential elements in the recognition of a believable synthetic story character. This paper presents an approach using story scripts and action descriptions in a form similar to the content description of storyboards to predict specific personality and emotional states. By adopting the Abridged Big Five Circumplex (AB5C) Model of personality from psychology study as a basis for a computational model, we construct a hierarchical fuzzy rule-based system to facilitate the personality and emotion control of the body language of a dynamic story character. The story character can consistently perform specific postures and gestures based on his/her personality type. Story designers can devise a story context in the form of our story interface which predictably motivates personality and emotion values to drive the appropriate movements of the story characters. Our system takes advantage of relevant knowledge described by psychologists and researchers of storytelling, non-verbal communication, and human movement. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate the high-level control of a synthetic character.

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ID Code: 3818
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: I, 6, 8, a [Computing Methodologies], Simulation, Modelling, and Visualization, Types of Simulation, Animation, J, 4, b [Computer Applications], Social and Behavioural Sciences, Psychology
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.44
ISSN: 1077-2626
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 08 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:31

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