Martin Schneider

GENIUS Bodybuilder

A tool for the avaLUTION of EVOtars

Winner of the digital sparks award 2001

Content Description

"GENIUS Bodybuilder" is a tool for the evolutionary design of arbitrary closed surface objects in 3d space. Its main field of application is the creation of avatars and virtual characters. Genius supports both userguided interactive evolution and automatic evolution using physical and optical sensor modules. The current implementation "Genius Sculptor" is used to create individual avatars out of prototypes by shape blending and free form deformation. The next step "Genius Creator" will be concerned with the creation of arbitrary forms using embryology, L-Systems and Cellular Automata.