Automatic camera control: A dynamic multi-objective perspective
Burelli P., Preuss M.
Automatically generating computer animations is a challenging and complex problem with applications in games and film production. In this paper, we investigate how to translate a shot list for a virtual scene into a series of virtual camera configurations — i.e automatically controlling the virtual camera. We approach this problem by modelling it as a dynamic multi-objective optimisation problem and show how this metaphor allows a much richer expressiveness than a classical single objective approach. Finally, we showcase the application of a multiobjective evolutionary algorithm to generate a shot for a sample game replay and we analyse the results.