Monthly Archives: July 2008

New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances

The Australian Film Television and Radio School, in conjunction with the SIGGRAPH Sydney chapter (), presents an evening of exciting insights into the world of computer graphics and interactive techniques with Paul Debevec.

Date: Monday 28th July 2008

Time: 6:00pm till 8:00pm

Venue: Theatre 1, AFTRS Sydney (More on getting to AFTRS >)

Speakers: Paul Debevec

What’s it all about?
Paul Debevec has developed many of the technologies used to create photorealistic virtual characters and environments for feature films and games. He is the associate director of graphics research at the University of Southern California’s—€¨Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) and a research associate professor in USC’s Department of Computer Science. He Paul will present a TALK at AFTRS on Monday July 28 on —€¨New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances which will include:

  • acquiring, rendering, and displaying photoreal models of people, objects, and dynamic performances
  • image-based lighting techniques for photorealistic compositing and reflectance acquisition techniques (which have been used to create realistic digital actors in films such as “Spider Man 2” and “Superman Returns”.
  • describing image-based relighting with free-viewpoint video to capture and render full-body performances and new 3D face scanning processes that captures high-resolution skin detail
  • investigating new 3D display that leverages 5,000 frames per second video projection to show autostereoscopic, interactive 3D imagery to any number of viewers simultaneously

Cost: Free

RSVP essential
To secure your place for this FREE talk email your name and phone number to Cassandra at:
AFTRS is NOW located at 130 Bent St, inside The Entertainment Quarter.

Public Vehicle and pedestrian entrance to the Entertainment Quarter is via the main entrance on Lang Rd.
The Entertainment Quarter is serviced by buses and Central railway station is a short bus ride away.