I’m an animation researcher and storyteller, passionate about creating characters (theatre, animation, procedural, AI) and understanding different forms of behaviour. I finished an Engineering Doctorate in Computer Animation at the University of Bath, as a member of the Centre for Digital Entertainment. I currently teach and research Character Animation Techniques and 3D Character Development at Manchester Metropolitan University.
My main R&D interests are in different forms of expressing character animation: procedural, behavioral (Laban motion analysis, emergence theory, AI etc) and physics based, movement and pattern analysis, mesh reconstruction and deformation, expressing emotions, humour and other human behaviours through abstract movement (automata) and mathematical functions.
My other sites
Ana Takes Photos: www.anatakesphotos.org
Youtube (acting/directing): youtube.com/aciucanu
Youtube (research & play): youtube.com/research&play
Stay in touch
Personal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org