Emotion is an important factor of animal behavior. It plays an essential role in describing the `personalities' of an animal. Unlike habits, the emotion of an animal is typically associated with one or more specific objects, rather than with some generic condition. The involvement of emotion may often cause an animal to exhibit `unusual' behavior. For example, although is generally friendly to humans, a cat may dislike a particular person and react strongly against him/her. We would like to incorporate a model of emotion into our behavior control scheme to enhance the behavior realism of the animals being animated. This model will allow additional differentiation between characters in an animation as well as offering additional high-level means of controlling their behavior.
|Xiaoyuan Tu||January 1996|