Computational Approaches to Narrative -sketch#1

 

var grammarSource = {
"origin":"Abby's #subject# lesson #action# her, #things# is made of #material# and #material# in between of them.",
"subject": ["physics", "math", "geography", "history", "algebra", "chemistry", "politics", "literature", "Chinese", "Spanish", "astronomy", "programming" ],
"action": ["teach", "tell", "demonstrate", "show", "convince", "confuse" ],
"things": ["molecular", "anger", "water", "vitamin", "space", "time", "apple", "gold", "rock", "tree", "ecosystem", "couch", "poetry", "anger", "tears", "animals", "building", "human society","moral", "responsibility", "honor", "curry", "basketball game"],
"material":["me", "kids", "pets", "love", "grief", "memories", "loneliness", "patient", "eager"]
};

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Computational Approaches to Narrative -Final

There was a period time in Taiwan history, elites in the society were massacre by a government from the other place. People who ask for the social older, for justice were all arrested, kill and their were sinked into the sea. This is 228 event. At that time, those political prisoners tried to write letters to their families, but those letters were never received.

In my final project, I will tried to generate texts from those letters. Those letters are written in first person perspective. Processing them through Seaduck, I try to blur the clear character relationship to create a embodiment feeling of the horrified atmosphere at that time.

The first try toward Seaduck is tough. I fail to extract the idea sentences structure and also fail to do a good classification of nouns.
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Generative Text
sister Min is leaving time.
sister Min is leaving world.
sister Min is leaving society.
sister Min is leaving spring.
sister Min is leaving frosty winter.
sister Min is leaving stink.
sister Min is leaving sound.
sister Min is leaving day light.
sister Min is leaving society.
mate is leaving time.
mate is leaving world.
mate is leaving society.
mate is leaving spring.
mate is leaving frosty winter.
mate is leaving stink.
mate is leaving sound.
mate is leaving day light.
mate is leaving society.
brother is leaving time.
brother is leaving world.
brother is leaving society.
brother is leaving spring.
brother is leaving frosty winter.
brother is leaving stink.
brother is leaving sound.
brother is leaving day light.
brother is leaving society.
parents is leaving time.
parents is leaving world.
parents is leaving society.
parents is leaving spring.
parents is leaving frosty winter.
parents is leaving stink.
parents is leaving sound.
parents is leaving day light.
parents is leaving society.
human being is leaving time.
human being is leaving world.
human being is leaving society.
human being is leaving spring.
human being is leaving frosty winter.
human being is leaving stink.
human being is leaving sound.
human being is leaving day light.
human being is leaving society.
old father is leaving time.
old father is leaving world.
old father is leaving society.
old father is leaving spring.
old father is leaving frosty winter.
old father is leaving stink.
old father is leaving sound.
old father is leaving day light.
old father is leaving society.
mom is leaving time.
mom is leaving world.
mom is leaving society.
mom is leaving spring.
mom is leaving frosty winter.
mom is leaving stink.
mom is leaving sound.
mom is leaving day light.
mom is leaving society.
family is leaving time.
family is leaving world.
family is leaving society.
family is leaving spring.
family is leaving frosty winter.
family is leaving stink.
family is leaving sound.
family is leaving day light.
family is leaving society.
KMT is leaving time.
KMT is leaving world.
KMT is leaving society.
KMT is leaving spring.
KMT is leaving frosty winter.
KMT is leaving stink.
KMT is leaving sound.
KMT is leaving day light.
KMT is leaving society.
troop is leaving time.
troop is leaving world.
troop is leaving society.
troop is leaving spring.
troop is leaving frosty winter.
troop is leaving stink.
troop is leaving sound.
troop is leaving day light.
troop is leaving society.
suspicious people is leaving time.
suspicious people is leaving world.
suspicious people is leaving society.
suspicious people is leaving spring.
suspicious people is leaving frosty winter.
suspicious people is leaving stink.
suspicious people is leaving sound.
suspicious people is leaving day light.
suspicious people is leaving society.
everyone is leaving time.
everyone is leaving world.
everyone is leaving society.
everyone is leaving spring.
everyone is leaving frosty winter.
everyone is leaving stink.
everyone is leaving sound.
everyone is leaving day light.
everyone is leaving society.
kid is leaving time.
kid is leaving world.
kid is leaving society.
kid is leaving spring.
kid is leaving frosty winter.
kid is leaving stink.
kid is leaving sound.
kid is leaving day light.
kid is leaving society.
dead body is leaving time.
dead body is leaving world.
dead body is leaving society.
dead body is leaving spring.
dead body is leaving frosty winter.
dead body is leaving stink.
dead body is leaving sound.
dead body is leaving day light.
dead body is leaving society.
soldiers is leaving time.
soldiers is leaving world.
soldiers is leaving society.
soldiers is leaving spring.
soldiers is leaving frosty winter.
soldiers is leaving stink.
soldiers is leaving sound.
soldiers is leaving day light.
soldiers is leaving society.
wife is leaving time.
wife is leaving world.
wife is leaving society.
wife is leaving spring.
wife is leaving frosty winter.
wife is leaving stink.
wife is leaving sound.
wife is leaving day light.
wife is leaving society.
husband is leaving time.
husband is leaving world.
husband is leaving society.
husband is leaving spring.
husband is leaving frosty winter.
husband is leaving stink.
husband is leaving sound.
husband is leaving day light.
husband is leaving society.
Lan is leaving time.
Lan is leaving world.
Lan is leaving society.
Lan is leaving spring.
Lan is leaving frosty winter.
Lan is leaving stink.
Lan is leaving sound.
Lan is leaving day light.
Lan is leaving society.
lawyer is leaving time.
lawyer is leaving world.
lawyer is leaving society.
lawyer is leaving spring.
lawyer is leaving frosty winter.
lawyer is leaving stink.
lawyer is leaving sound.
lawyer is leaving day light.
lawyer is leaving society.
sister Min die
mate die
brother die
parents die
human being die
old father die
mom die
family die
KMT die
troop die
suspicious people die
everyone die
kid die
dead body die
soldiers die
wife die
husband die
Lan die
lawyer die
sister Min is leaving time.
sister Min is leaving world.
sister Min is leaving society.
sister Min is leaving spring.
sister Min is leaving frosty winter.
sister Min is leaving stink.
sister Min is leaving sound.
sister Min is leaving day light.
sister Min is leaving society.
mate is leaving time.
mate is leaving world.
mate is leaving society.
mate is leaving spring.
mate is leaving frosty winter.
mate is leaving stink.
mate is leaving sound.
mate is leaving day light.
mate is leaving society.
brother is leaving time.
brother is leaving world.
brother is leaving society.
brother is leaving spring.
brother is leaving frosty winter.
brother is leaving stink.
brother is leaving sound.
brother is leaving day light.
brother is leaving society.
parents is leaving time.
parents is leaving world.
parents is leaving society.
parents is leaving spring.
parents is leaving frosty winter.
parents is leaving stink.
parents is leaving sound.
parents is leaving day light.
parents is leaving society.
human being is leaving time.
human being is leaving world.
human being is leaving society.
human being is leaving spring.
human being is leaving frosty winter.
human being is leaving stink.
human being is leaving sound.
human being is leaving day light.
human being is leaving society.
old father is leaving time.
old father is leaving world.
old father is leaving society.
old father is leaving spring.
old father is leaving frosty winter.
old father is leaving stink.
old father is leaving sound.
old father is leaving day light.
old father is leaving society.
mom is leaving time.
mom is leaving world.
mom is leaving society.
mom is leaving spring.
mom is leaving frosty winter.
mom is leaving stink.
mom is leaving sound.
mom is leaving day light.
mom is leaving society.
family is leaving time.
family is leaving world.
family is leaving society.
family is leaving spring.
family is leaving frosty winter.
family is leaving stink.
family is leaving sound.
family is leaving day light.
family is leaving society.
KMT is leaving time.
KMT is leaving world.
KMT is leaving society.
KMT is leaving spring.
KMT is leaving frosty winter.
KMT is leaving stink.
KMT is leaving sound.
KMT is leaving day light.
KMT is leaving society.
troop is leaving time.
troop is leaving world.
troop is leaving society.
troop is leaving spring.
troop is leaving frosty winter.
troop is leaving stink.
troop is leaving sound.
troop is leaving day light.
troop is leaving society.
suspicious people is leaving time.
suspicious people is leaving world.
suspicious people is leaving society.
suspicious people is leaving spring.
suspicious people is leaving frosty winter.
suspicious people is leaving stink.
suspicious people is leaving sound.
suspicious people is leaving day light.
suspicious people is leaving society.
everyone is leaving time.
everyone is leaving world.
everyone is leaving society.
everyone is leaving spring.
everyone is leaving frosty winter.
everyone is leaving stink.
everyone is leaving sound.
everyone is leaving day light.
everyone is leaving society.
kid is leaving time.
kid is leaving world.
kid is leaving society.
kid is leaving spring.
kid is leaving frosty winter.
kid is leaving stink.
kid is leaving sound.
kid is leaving day light.
kid is leaving society.
dead body is leaving time.
dead body is leaving world.
dead body is leaving society.
dead body is leaving spring.
dead body is leaving frosty winter.
dead body is leaving stink.
dead body is leaving sound.
dead body is leaving day light.
dead body is leaving society.
soldiers is leaving time.
soldiers is leaving world.
soldiers is leaving society.
soldiers is leaving spring.
soldiers is leaving frosty winter.
soldiers is leaving stink.
soldiers is leaving sound.
soldiers is leaving day light.
soldiers is leaving society.
wife is leaving time.
wife is leaving world.
wife is leaving society.
wife is leaving spring.
wife is leaving frosty winter.
wife is leaving stink.
wife is leaving sound.
wife is leaving day light.
wife is leaving society.
husband is leaving time.
husband is leaving world.
husband is leaving society.
husband is leaving spring.
husband is leaving frosty winter.
husband is leaving stink.
husband is leaving sound.
husband is leaving day light.
husband is leaving society.
Lan is leaving time.
Lan is leaving world.
Lan is leaving society.
Lan is leaving spring.
Lan is leaving frosty winter.
Lan is leaving stink.
Lan is leaving sound.
Lan is leaving day light.
Lan is leaving society.
lawyer is leaving time.
lawyer is leaving world.
lawyer is leaving society.
lawyer is leaving spring.
lawyer is leaving frosty winter.
lawyer is leaving stink.
lawyer is leaving sound.
lawyer is leaving day light.
lawyer is leaving society.
sister Min die
mate die
brother die
parents die
human being die
old father die
mom die
family die
KMT die
troop die
suspicious people die
everyone die
kid die
dead body die
soldiers die
wife die
husband die
Lan die
lawyer die
Good night.

 

Body In Motion week05 -Motion Capture Systems That Don’t Cost $60,000

How to stream rigid body in Optitrack in Unreal

Mocap with Neuron Sense Suit
Put on the Neuron Sense Suit. Every part of it provide a graph it is. Chips on the foot,  wires toward up, and chips on the hand, wires go reversely. After put on the suit, insert the tiny accelerometer chips into the slot.  
 


Cyborg Terrick-Type C-0892, done.

Calibration
 


Assignment: A Scene

 

 

Live Web Week01+02

1.Create a digital ocean droplet to server file
 

2.Install Node.js to setup server environment
-login with ssh root@ip_address in terminal
-run following command in the terminal
apt-get update
apt-get install nodejs
apt-get install nodejs-legacy
apt-get install npm

3.Drop website file onto the digital ocean droplet with Fetch
remember to connect through SFTP

4.Run node server.js to server website in the terminal
 

**we can ‘forever’ to serve the website standalone
https://www.npmjs.com/package/forever

 

Design For Live Performance Week04

Visual Research for Hedwig and the Angry Inch
-Simple Sentence:
finding self-completeness through loss.

-Complex Sentence:
finding self-completeness through pursuing love in a lost journey.

-Version of the story:
a genderqueer East Berlin rock singer, who failed in the sex-change surgery, and chase after three different painful relationships to define herself. After repeatedly lost of love and herself, she comes closer to herself and accept her incompleteness.

Three Songs for Stage Design:
<<Sugar Daddy>>  <<Wig In A Box>>  <<Midnight Radio>>

Visual Reference:

Source:

Group Member: Eva, Ella, Luna, Kai

Body In Motion week03 -Data Cleaning & Rigging

Data Cleaning
after calibration and recording takes.
1. Click auto label.

2. Check if there are unlabeled data with can flabel it first, and then, we can work on missing data by generate data to fill the gap.

3. When generating data, for interpolation setting, using linear to generate straight line, cubic for curve line, pattern-based for generate data from near marker. The last method to apply is model base which predict the position of the marker by referring whole body.

4. After fill the gap in the data, the coverage rate of labeled marker should be very high. However, we still have to play back whole motion takes to check if there’s something weird, because auto labeled data may be wrong. The program may mistakenly binding the tracker to wrong label when the tracker overlap with each other. So here we need to use swap to fix it.

5. Smooth unsmooth curves to make the movement look more stable and slicky.

6.Export motion takes into .fbx Binary format files with 30fps framerate, .

Tips:
#1. Do pair recording when recording motion take. It helps a lot as a reference when cleaning data.
#2. When recording the motion takes, it’s better to start and end with T pose.

Rigging
In Maya
1. Switch to rigging mode in the drop down menu on the left up side.
2. In the skeleton> quick rig, we can use auto rigging or step-by-step rigging rigging.
3. If using step-by-step rigging. First we add the current mesh into geometry. Then we set embedded method of guide into polygon soup and create the guide. The generated guide may be far away from you expected, so we have to manually adjust those joint point to right position. Next step is generate skeleton from guide. If the skeleton isn’t good, delete it and adjust the guide. At this point, the skeleton isn’t connect to the mesh itself. At last, we do skinning(bounding skeleton with mesh).
  
4. After saving the file, we export the model with skeleton to add up motion data. file> send to Motionbuilder and Motionbuilder will be open.

In Motionbuilder
1. First we can click the display > Xray on the upper left that we can see skeleton clearly.
2. Scene> modeName_Reference> modeName_Hips> right click> select Branches and then modeName_Hips> right click> zero> rotate
3. drag the character preset on to modeName_Hips and it will generate a character in the character, rename it.
4. Import motion data, zero out and create character base on this data
5. Double click modeName_Hips character, choose input type: character, driven by input source: data, check active. At this time, your model should be able to move as the motion data.
6. Before plot to character, there are actually a lots of things we can adjust to fit different physical size and height of a real human actor.
7. At last, plot to character> control rig > FK/IK. At this point, the animated model is itself. Those motion data and character from it are no longer needed. We can delete it and save the file ( by each takes if needed).

In Unreal
1. First we setup the file hierarchy  to better manage our asset. We need a asset folder contain Blueprint, static meshes and skeleton meshes.
2. Import the animation file. We first import mesh and skeleton and then import animation belong to the skeleton.
3. Now those asset are ready for use, just draw into the scene.

Design for Live Performance Week03

Concept sentences of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Short: Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a story about how a person seeking her other half.

Long: Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a story about how a person try to fix herself by seeking the missing part of her body and mind by fall in love with different men, transfer career, and moving from place to place.

Version of story: Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a story about  how a physical man with a woman self identity searching her missing other half part of mind, body and couple. She first fall in love with a man and do a sex transformation surgery support by this man and her mama. The surgery fails and the man goes away. She is already live in another country. Escape from restriction, but end up into a free but unfamiliar place. Then she fall in love with another man and become a rock star in broadway. People love her and think she is more glamorous than real woman. At last, she go away and fall in love with another man. However, this man goes away again. She is, in the end, still suffer from the public value at that time.

Elinor Fuchs Questions to Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The play molded into a planet. What is seen?

Space: In Berlin, it should be a natural and poor suburb area which imply she born to be this and trapped in this place/body. In broadway, the place show be exaggeratingly shining and gorgeous, but in detail, this scene also shows some worn texture stand for what she has going through. In Tommy’s town, it should be a small old town with old glory. The stage is more shabby and old fashion.Time: The time goes normal at the first, and then, it become very fast in the broadway. At last, in the town, the time is very slow at first and gradually speed up as she and Tommy start to performance.

Climate: In the Berlin, it’s cold and dry. In broadway, it’s hot and humid from so much people in the same space. In the town, it a warm and cozy climate.

Mood: In the Berlin, the mood is anxiety, afraid with some hopes. In broadway, it’s crazy, dramatic open like eagerly trying to tell people I am the most charming one and with wounds in the heart. In the town, the wounds become scars and it’s a mood of new hope but also not as excited as before, when she is young and inexperienced, when she is not afraid at all.

Hidden spaces: The hidden space here is obviously, why she broke up with Yitzhak? He is the only one who didn’t go away. This may have some clue about what’s her other half. She make this choice but not be abandon. The other hidden space is if the miserable childhood result to her self identity or characteristic?

Music: From country rock to 80s pop rock or punk to queer music.

Social world: In Berlin, it’s a world of communist, people observate each other but rarely interact. In Broadway, it’s a one way relationship, from a star to her fans, audience and agent. In the town, it’s a more intimate relationship. Everyone knows each other, at least name.

Changes: The change follows the inner world of the main character’s moving, body and career.

Changes In Myself: I don’t really be changed after watching this script because I am a very straight man and never thought about the problem of personal identity. People may feel themself different or flaw in comparison to others, and so did I. However, I didn’t changed that much, because I change myself inward or I just easily fit to the general expect to a good boy.