Here are some readings for animation. Feel free to post some reactions about these for extra credit, but you are not required to:
- A. Mohr, L. Tokhein & M. Gleicher. 2003. Direct Manipulation of Interactive Character Skins. Proc. ACM Interactive 3D Graphics. Related site.
- Baran, I. and Popovic, J. 2007. Automatic rigging and animation of 3D characters. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH, 72. Related site (with demo).
- Lewis, J. P., Cordner, M., and Fong, N. 2000. Pose space deformation: a unified approach to shape interpolation and skeleton-driven deformation. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH, 165-172. Related site.
- S. Theodore. 2009. The death of rigging? Gamasutra, March.