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From Notation to Computer Generated 3D Animation

The goal of this research and development project (2006 - 2008) was to produce a software, which is capable to visualize and simulate the geometric and spatial concepts of a notation system. It was supposed to translate the symbolic content of the notation to the visualized movement in the animation.

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The envisioned software was supposed to extract movement content from a notation score, and transfer the translated content to an animation module. The translation software was based on the existing EW Notator editor for Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation.

In 2006 Henner Drewes was granted the Tanzwissenschaftspreis NRW for the proposal of this project. The preliminary software implementation was integrated into the follow-up project Visualizing (the Derra de Moroda) Dance Archives (since 2008).