bmlSUP


bmlSUP: The BioMotion Lab SMPL Unity Player

Realistic virtual characters are important for many applications. The SMPL body model is based on 3D body scans and uses bodyshape and pose-dependent blendshapes to achieve realistic human animations. Recently, a large database of SMPL animations called AMASS has been released. Here, we present a tool that allows these animations to be viewed and controlled in Unity called the BioMotionLab SMPL Unity Player (bmlSUP). This tool provides an easy interface to load and display AMASS animations in 3D immersive environments and mixed reality.

Publication

The paper can be found here.
The poster can be found here

Referencing the PROJECT/PAPER

Bebko, A. O., Thaler, A., & Troje, N. F. (2021) bmlSUP – A SMPL unity player. In: 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Abstracts and Workshops.

In addition to citing our work, you must also reference SMPL and AMASS.

@inproceedings{bebko2021bmlSUP,
    title={bmlSUP – A SMPL Unity Player},
    author={Bebko, Adam O and Thaler, Anne and Troje, Nikolaus F},
    booktitle={2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR)},
    pages=
    year={2021},
    organization={IEEE}
}

Authors

Adam O. Bebko , Anne Thaler and Nikolaus F. Troje

Abstract

Realistic virtual characters are important for many applications. The SMPL body model is based on 3D body scans and uses body shape and pose-dependent blendshapes to achieve realistic human animations. Recently, a large database of SMPL animations called AMASS has been released. Here, we present a tool that allows these animations to be viewed and controlled in Unity called the BioMotionLab SMPL Unity Player (bmlSUP). This tool provides an easy interface to load and display AMASS animations in 3D immersive environments and mixed reality. We present the functionality, uses, and possible applications of this new tool.

Download

Installation instructions and documentation can be found here

The source code can be found on GitHub

The license for accessing and using bmlSUP can be found below or at this link

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

If you would like to use it for commercial purposes, please contact [email protected]

Contact

Please send an email to adambebko[at]gmail.com for technical questions or [email protected] for licensing questions.