Inverse Kinematics Techniques in Computer Graphics: A Survey


Inverse Kinematics Techniques in Computer Graphics: A Survey

Andreas Aristidou, Joan Lasenby, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Ariel Shamir

Computer Graphics Forum, 2017.

In this survey, we present a comprehensive review of the IK problem and the solutions developed over the years from the computer graphics point of view. The most popular IK methods are discussed with regard to their performance, computational cost and the smoothness of their resulting postures, while we suggest which IK family of solvers is best suited for particular problems. Finally, we indicate the limitations of the current IK methodologies and propose future research directions.

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