Dranimate is an interactive animation system that allows users to rapidly and intuitively rig and control animations based on a still image or drawing, using hand gestures. Dranimate combines two complementary methods of shape manipulation: bone-joint-based physics simulation, and the as-rigid-as-possible deformation algorithm. Dranimate also introduces a number of designed interactions that focus the users attention on the animated content, as opposed to computer keyboard or mouse.
Momeni, Ali and Zach Rispoli (co-author).“Dranimate: Rapid real-time gestural rigging and control of animation”, demo presented at ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST). Charlotte, NC, 2015.