Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

Given two motion-capture sequences that are to be stitched together, how can we assess the goodness of the stitching? The straightforward solution, Euclidean distance, permits counter-intuitive results because it ignores the effort required to actually make the stitch. The main contribution of our work is that we propose an intuitive, first-principles approach, by computing the effort that is needed to do the transition (laziness-effort, or ’L-score’). Our conjecture is that, the smaller the effort, the more natural the transition will seem to humans. Moreover, we propose the elastic L-score which allows for elongated stitching, to make a transition as natural as possible. We present preliminary experiments on both artificial and real motions which show that our L-score approach indeed agrees with human intuition, it chooses good stitching points, and generates natural transition paths.