Animating a Human Body Mesh with Maya for Doppler Signature Computer Modeling

Report No. ARL-TN-0351
Authors: Getachew Kirose
Date/Pages: June 2009; 20 pages
Abstract: The Maya software package has been used by researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to create human body motion animation for the purpose of simulating the radar signature of a moving human target. This report describes how to use Maya's powerful graphics user interface (GUI) in order to create realistic frame-by-frame animation of a human mesh in walking motion. The examples presented here also include a human equipped with a rifle. These scenarios are an important part of the ARL modeling efforts in predicting the performance of radar technology for human target detection, tracking, and classification.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2009