A new theory based on the physics of cloud formation and neutron scattering could help animators create more lifelike movies, according to a Dartmouth-led study. Software developed using the technique focuses on how light interacts with microscopic particles to develop computer-generated images.
Dr. Bo Zhu joins us here in the forest as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. He hails from MIT, where he spent the past three years working with Professor Wojciech Matusik in the Computer Graphics Group and Computational Fabrication Group.
Beginning in fall 2018, the VCL welcomes three new PhD students, one Master’s student, and two undergraduate students who plan to further the field of computer graphics in several key areas. All are currently advised by Asst. Professor Wojciech Jarosz.
Xiaoting Zhang joins VCL as a postdoc with Professor Whiting.
Prof. Wojciech Jarosz, together with Romain Prévost (ETH Zurich/Disney Research Zurich), Alec Jacobson (ETH Zurich/Columbia University), and Olga Sorkin-Hornung (ETH Zurich) have developed a computationally-assisted spray painting system that allows novices to spray paint accurate reproductions of photographs as large murals. The research appears in April's issue of the journal Computers & Graphics.
Congratulations to Liane Makatura! She is among eight undergraduate students selected internationally to win the Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship.
Members of VCL attended the Symposium on Computational Fabrication, held at MIT this week. PhD student Athina Panotopoulou presented in the poster session, highlighting recent work on Perceptual Models of Preference in 3D Printing Direction.
Research from VCL's Prof. Whiting and PhD student Athina Panotopoulou was presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 in Kobe, Japan. The paper introduces a perceptual model for determining 3D printing orientations.
The Daily Mail reports on a new analysis by Srivamshi Pittala, Emily Whiting and Hany Farid that confirms the authenticity of the famous backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald. See the whole article at the Daily Mail.
Research lead by VCL's Prof. Jarosz in collaboration with Disney Research was presented at Pacific Graphics 2015 last week, where it won the Best Paper Award. The paper describes a novel method for projecting color images using a white light source and an optical device with no colored components—consisting solely of one or two prisms and two masks printed on transparencies.
Gurprit Singh joins VCL as a postdoc with Professor Jarosz.
MS Digital Arts students, Runi Goswami and Tim Tregubov, presented their thesis work at SIGGRAPH 2015 in LA. Titled "FrameShift: Shift Your Attention, Shift the Story", the project introduces a novel framework for graphic storytelling.