“Taming the Cat” by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

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    Taming the Cat

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  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)


    A cat exhibits peculiar behavior. To hilariously emphasize cat behavior in this 3D animation, we created a story in which a robot has a bout with a mutant tiger. The robot successfully tames the wild mutant tiger by exploiting the cat’s typical behavior.

    The animation was produced by using a set of algorithms, software, and scripts developed in the Visual Media Lab, KAIST. Extended spatial keyframing and human-to-robot motion capture retargeting were used to produce some motions of characters and props. LightShop was used to set up the initial lighting environment. The mutant tiger was based on the Rigging Construction Kit.


    MacPro, Generic PC (Core2Quad System)


    Maya 2009, 3ds Max 2009, Photoshop CS3, Shake, Final Cut Studio, Spatial Keyframe Plugin for, Maya (Rigging & Animation) Construction Kit for Maya
    (Rigging Plugin), Light Shop (Lighting Plugin)

Additional Contributors:

    Executive Producer: Junyong Noh

    Executive Supervisor: Jiwon Paik

    Story: Jeonghee Kim, Hyungjin Kim

    CG Supervisor: Jeonghee Kim

    Modeling & Texture: Hyungjin Kim, Youngui Kim, Mi You, Jungkyung Yoon

    Rigging: Byungkuk Choi, Yeongho Seol, Sehwi Park

    Animation: Hoopyung Shin, Jungkyung Yoon

    FX: Dongock Kim, Kyounglee Park, Younghui Kim

    Rendering: Younghui Kim, Hyungjin Kim

    Compositing: Jeonghee Kim, Younghui Kim

    Editing: Jeonghee Kim

    Research & Development: Hwiryong Jung, Jaewoo Seo, Taekwon Chang, Byungkuk Choi, Yeongho Seol, Mi You, Younghui Kim, Dongock Kim, Daehyun Wi, Sehwi Park

    Mixing: Sooduk Kim

    Special Thanks to: Jinho Park, Hyukmin Kwon, Sara Hwang, Yoonji Kim, Taeksoo Chun, Graduate School of Culture Technology Dept., KAIST

    Thanks Also to: “GARU” the Cat

    Supported by: IITA, KOCCA, Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

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