Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS)


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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) - Special issue on graphics, animation, and visualization for simulation environments, Volume 5 Issue 3, July 1995

Graphical interactive simulation input modeling with bivariate Bézier distributions
Mary Ann Flanigan Wagner, James R. Wilson
Pages: 163-189
DOI: 10.1145/217853.217854
A graphical interactive technique for modeling bivariate simulation inputs is based on a family of continuous univariate and bivariate probability distributions with bounded support that are described by Be´zier curves and surfaces,...

Visualizing real-time multivariate data using preattentive processing
Christopher G. Healey, Kellogg S. Booth, James T. Enns
Pages: 190-221
DOI: 10.1145/217853.217855
A new method is presented for visualizing data as they are generated from real-time applications. These techniques allow viewers to perform simple data analysis tasks such as detection of data groups and boundaries, target detection, and...

Production and playback of human figure motion for visual simulation
John P. Granieri, Jonathan Crabtree, Norman I. Badler
Pages: 222-241
DOI: 10.1145/217853.217856
We describe a system for off-line production and real-time playback of motion for articulated human figures in 3D virtual environments. The key notion are (1) the logical storage of full-body motion in posture graphs, which provides a simple...

HCSM: a framework for behavior and scenario control in virtual environments
James Cremer, Joseph Kearney, Yiannis Papelis
Pages: 242-267
DOI: 10.1145/217853.217857
This paper presents HCSM, a framework for behavior and scenario control based on communicating hierarchical, concurrent state machines. We specify the structure and an operational execution model of HCSM's state machines. Without providing...