ECAI 2004 Conference Paper

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Knowledge-Based Cinematography and Its Applications

Doron Friedman, Yishai Feldman

Automated control of a virtual camera is useful for both linear animation and interactive virtual environments. We have constructed a knowledge-based system that allows users to experiment with various cinematic genres and view the results in the form of animated 3D movies. We have followed a knowledge acquisition process converting domain expert principles into declarative rules, and our system uses non-monotonic reasoning in order to distinguish between absolute rules, default rules, and arbitrary user choices. We evaluated the tool by generating various movies and showing some of the results to a group of expert viewers.

Keywords: virtual camera, knowledge-based systems, virtual environment, cinematography, animation, non-monotonic reasoning

Citation: Doron Friedman, Yishai Feldman: Knowledge-Based Cinematography and Its Applications. In R.López de Mántaras and L.Saitta (eds.): ECAI2004, Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2004, pp.256-260.

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ECAI-2004 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de València on behalf of Asociación Española de Inteligencia Artificial (AEPIA) and Associació Catalana d'Intel-ligència Artificial (ACIA).