Deformation transfer survey
journal contributionposted on 17.08.2021, 07:13 by Richard RobertsRichard Roberts, Rafael dos Anjos, A Maejima, Kenichi AnjyoKenichi Anjyo
Deformation transfer is a type of retargeting method that operates directly on the mesh and, by doing so, enables reuse of animation without setting up character rigs and a mapping between the source and target geometries. Deformation transfer can potentially reduce the costs of animation and give studios a competitive edge when keeping up with the latest computer animation technology. Unfortunately, deformation transfer has limitations and is yet to become standard practice in the industry. This survey starts by introducing Sumner and Popović’s  seminal work and highlights key issues for industry settings. We then review related work in sections, organized by these key issues. After surveying related work, we discuss how their advances open the door to several practical applications of deformation transfer. To conclude, we highlight areas of future work.