Goalkeeper Diving Save

The original animation was obtained from Adobe’s Mixamo animation library.

Reconstruction Performance

The 3D viewer presents the original animation (right-most, with orange indicator overhead) along with a series of animations constructed using Salient Poses. See the table below for further information.

Animation Total Frames Keyframes Compression Maximum Error (mm) Average Error (mm)
Compression 4 205 5 97.03% 557.41 201.92
Compression 3 205 10 95.05% 119.82 52.47
Compression 2 205 21 90.10% 68.08 12.77
Compression 1 205 41 80.20% 38.78 3.19
Original 205 205 00.00% 0.00 0.00


Approximation Error: Greedy vs Optimal

A comparison between Salient Poses and a greedy approximation algorithm showing how approximation error reduces as keyframes are added.

Reconstruction Accuracy: SP vs Maya vs PCA

A comparison of how effectively animations can be reconstructed over a range of compression levels using Salient Poses, PCA (over the poses, not the curves), and Maya’s Simplify Curves algorithm.


The time required for the algorithm to obtain a selection of N keyframes.