An online version of a paper on a machine learning-based semi-automatic generation of many natural-looking NPCs in terms of facial appearances, colors of hair and clothes, and outfits was published in the Wiley Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. This is the latest achievement of a CA team project led by Ruizhe Li (OB).
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Ruizhe Li, Ryo Oji, Issei Fujishiro: “Controllable automatic generation of non-player crowd in 3D anime style,” Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, pp. e2047:1-e2047:16, online version of record before inclusion in an issue on April 13, 2022 (doi: 10.1002/cav.2047).