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No Bones About It
August 2, 2012
Computer-generated characters have become so lifelike in appearance and movement that the line separating reality is almost imperceptible at times. But while bipeds and quadrupeds have reigned supreme in computer-generated (CG) animation, attempts to create and control their skeleton-free cousins using similar techniques has proved time-consuming and laborious.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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