Efficient network transmission of virtual human bodies

Çapın T. K., Jovovic M., Esmerado J., Aubel A., Thalmann D.

1998 Computer Animation, CA 1998, Pennsylvania, United States Of America, 8 - 10 June 1998, pp.41-48 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ca.1998.681906
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-48
  • TED University Affiliated: No


Integrating virtual human animation in networked virtual environments (NVEs) has the potential to create severe network load issues. In NVEs, users are represented by their virtual embodiments. The articulated structure of these embodiments introduces a new complexity in the communication, representation and streaming of animations. This might create a significant overhead, especially as the number of participants in the simulation increases. In this paper, we present problems and solutions to efficiently transmit virtual human data over the network.