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SmartBody SVN repository functioning again.

All,

SourceForge has put the SmartBody SVN repositories back online, so they are one again accessible.

Regards,

Ari Shapiro
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 6 days ago

SmartBody SVN repository host SourceForge down.

All,

SourceForge.net currently hosts the SmartBody code base, and had some hardware/software failures resulting in the SmartBody SVN repository being inaccessible for the past week. The SmartBody SDK downloads are still accessible, however.

Hopefully, the SVN will be online again soon. If the problem isn't rectified soon, I'll make arrangements to move the repository to a different service.

Regards,

Ari Shapiro
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-07-23

New SmartBody SDK for Windows released, r6140

All,

I have released a new version of the SmartBody SDK for windows.

Changes include:

* Support for blend shapes, able to simultaneously blend geometry and textures with skinning information.
* Easy switching between custom and Ogre rendering engines.
* Support for script-based control of mouse and keyboard via Python scripts
* Some support for loading .fbx files via assimp library.
* Bug fixes
* More documentation in SmartBody manual.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-07-09

New SmartBody SDK for OSX, r5321

I have released a new version of SmartBody for OSX 10.9 based on revision 5931.

The OSX SDK includes all source code for SmartBody, the SmartBody tool and viewer (sbgui).

This SDK targets OSX 10.9 will build out-of-the-box using CMake. The distribution is a .zip file.

You can download it here.

Regards,

Ari Shapiro
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-16

New SmartBody SDK for linux, r5924

I have released a new version of SmartBody for Linux based on revision 5924.

The Linux SDK includes all source code for SmartBody, the SmartBody tool and viewer (sbgui), as well as integration samples for the Ogre and Irrlicht engines.

This SDK targets the Ubuntu 12.04 and will build out-of-the-box once the set of dependent packages are installed (see the README.txt). However, I expect that this will also build on other flavors and versions of Linux as well. The SDK is a gzipped tarball.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-12

New SmartBody SDK for Windows, r5919

I have released a new version of SmartBody for Windows based on revision 5919.
The SDK includes all source code and binaries for SmartBody, the SmartBody tool and viewer (sbgui), text-to-speech component (TtsRelay) as well as integration samples for the Ogre and Irrlicht engines.

Similar SDKs for OSX and Linux will follow soon.

You can download it here.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-11

text-to-speech relay fixed for SmartBody Windows SDK

Hi,

It looks like the TTSRelayGui.exe was crashing from the Windows SDK distribution (in the menu, choosing Windows->Speech Relay).

This can be fixed by downloading the following two files and place them in the bin/ directory:

 

http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/sdk/ttsrelayfix/FestivalDLL.dll

http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/sdk/ttsrelayfix/vhmsg-net.dll

 

This will enable the text-to-speech functionality on Windows. The list of voices available will pop up in the TTSRelayGUI.exe window. You can use any SAPI compatible voices.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-08-16

New SmartBody SDK for Windows and linux: r5616

I’ve released a new version of the SmartBody SDK for windows and linux.

The Windows SDK now includes a version of the text-to-speech relay that could only previously be found in the source repository.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/smartbody/files/

Ari
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-17

New SmartBody SDK for Windows r5494

Fixed build problem on windows

Fixes ogre->SmartBody and irrlicht->SmartBody examples from visual studio project

http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartbody/

 
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-03-15

New SmartBody SDK for windows r5484

Hi,

 

I've released a new version of the SmartBody SDK for windows which fixes some crashes when loading scripts.

Ari

 
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-03-06

Fast Avatar Capture using SmartBody and the Kinect

We have a generated a technique to capture and simulate a human model in a matter of minutes using the Kinect and SmartBody. Here's a video of the process:

 

_Click here to view the embedded video._

 

And here's the article on Gizmodo:

http://gizmodo.com/this-dead-simple-rig-puts-you-in-a-video-game-with-gear-1520325904

_Click here to view the embedded video._... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-02-11

SmartBody SDK for OSx now available for download

We have released the SmartBody SDK for OSx (.dmg file). This is available for download here:

SmartBody SDK for OSx

The OSx SDK is a set of source and header files needed to build SmartBody, which includes all of the SmartBody source code. SmartBody is distributed under the LGPLv3 license.

The OSx SDK (268 MB) has been tested on OSx 10.8.

We welcome bug reports, feature requests, and other comments on our forum at http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/forum... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-12-11

SmartBody SDK for OSx now available for download

We have made available for download the SmartBody SDK for OSx available here (210 mb):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartbody/files/

We welcome bug reports, feature request and other comments on our forum:

http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/forum

Regards,

Ari Shapiro
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-26

SmartBody SDK for linux now available for download

We have released the SmartBody SDK for linux. This is available for download here:

SmartBody SDK for Linux

The linux SDK is a set of source and header files needed to build SmartBody, which includes all of the SmartBody source code. SmartBody is distributed under the LGPLv3 license.

The linux SDK (120 MB) has been tested on Ubuntu 12.10 linux, and requires a set of Ubuntu packages to be installed. ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-24

SmartBody SDK for Windows now available for download

We have made available for download the SmartBody SDK for Windows available here (270 mb):

SmartBody SDK for Windows

We welcome bug reports, feature requests and other comments on our forum.

We will post installable versions for OSx and Linux soon.

 
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-02

SmartBody SDK now available for download

We have made available for download the SmartBody SDK for Windows available here (270 mb):

SmartBody SDK for Windows

We welcome bug reports, feature requests and other comments on our forum.

We will post installable versions for OSx and Linux soon.

 
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-02

SmartBody adds autorigging and autoskinning feature

We have added a feature to SmartBody that allow you to automatically rig and skin a character.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZDIB83VE6s

SmartBody's automatic transfer of behavior allows you to quickly animate and control fully rigged characters. Here's an example of fast animation using a Mixamo character:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIhAVpGvDBk
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-10-31

SmartBody’s lip synching method accepted at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games 2013

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The algorithm describing SmartBody's lip syncing method will be presented at the upcoming Motion in Games conference in Dublin, Ireland in November.

 

You can see a video of the submission here
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-08-25

SmartBody adds online retargeting using Kinect

We have successfully integrated Kinect and the on-line retargeting feature in SmartBody. This is similar to the Avateering example in Microsoft Kinect SDK which let you transfer the kinect captured skeleton to another character. However, the Avateering example only works for the specific example character, and does not work on other user provided characters.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-28

SmartBody adds support for native Ogre assets

 

All,

We've added support for the native Ogre skeleton, motion and mesh formats.  Examples of Ogre's Sinbad character running in SmartBody can be found here:

Sinbad Gazing (procedural gaze control)
http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/HTML/videos/ogre/OgreSinbadGaze.mp4

Sinbad Jump (parameterized blend obtained from mocap)
http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/HTML/videos/ogre/OgreSinbadJump.mp4... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-12-13

SmartBody’s automated retargeting wins Best Paper award at Motion in Games conference

Our most recent SmartBody research in automated retargetting has won the award for Best Paper at the Fifth International Conference on Motion in Games in Rennes, France.

 

 

Automated retargeting of several off-the-shelf rigged models.

The paper details how to automatically use models and skeletons in an animation system without the need to manually process them ahead of time. You can download a model from an online source, and use it immediately to move, interact with its virtual world, and perform any behaviors that SmartBody is capable of producing.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-11-19

New Lip Syncing method

SmartBody has added a new lip syncing method that produces quality lip animation for both text-to-speech and prerecorded audio. You can see some text-to-speech samples here:

http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/html/videos/lipsyncing/lipsynctts.mp4

and an example of prerecorded audio here:

http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu/html/videos/lipsyncing/lipsyncprerecorded.mp4

 

... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-09-30

SmartBody adds object-passing capabilities

Our summer intern, David Huang, has put together a demo script that shows characters presenting and passing a small object between many characters.
Instructions for using this demo have been updated in the SmartBody manual describing the 'hot-potato.py' script.

Ari Shapiro
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-21

SmartBody adds Pointing feature

Characters can now point at objects, characters, or parts of characters using BML.

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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-06-21

SmartBody adds automated retargeting

SmartBody now includes an automated retargeting system that allows you to adapt SmartBody animation data to new models. Here is an example of using a Mixamo (www.mixamo.com) model with SmartBody's locomotion system:
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-06-06