Adaptive Motion Data Representation with Repeated Motion Analysis

IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph. 2011 Apr;17(4):527-38. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.87. Epub 2010 Dec 10.


In this paper, we present a representation method for motion capture data by exploiting the nearly repeated characteristics and spatiotemporal coherence in human motion. We extract similar motion clips of variable lengths or speeds across the database. Since the coding costs between these matched clips are small, we propose the repeated motion analysis to extract the referred and repeated clip pairs with maximum compression gains. For further utilization of motion coherence, we approximate the subspace-projected clip motions or residuals by interpolated functions with range-aware adaptive quantization. Our experiments demonstrate that the proposed feature-aware method is of high computational efficiency. Furthermore, it also provides substantial compression gains with comparable reconstruction and perceptual errors.