Story Blocker is a Web-based virtual 3-D movie making application that can be used to practice cinematography skills of script writing, blocking, composition, and editing. Create and share short virtual 3-D movies so that others can view and offer constructive critiques.
Getting Started (login, cloning a movie, camera tools, and animation – 10 minutes)
We are in process of adding motion capture input so that performers and camera operators can simply walk about to create animated movie scenes.
We will also explore force-directed graph algorithms to automate the position of characters as was done in prior work by Talbot and Youngblood – Application of Force-Directed Graphs on Character Positioning. In Spatial Computing Workshop at AAMAS 2013.