Asia 2008 presents
Evening with Dr. Paul Debevec
Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances
SIGGRAPH Asia and the
Development Corporation is proud to present an evening
of exciting insights into the world of computer graphics and
interactive techniques with Dr. Paul Debevec.
Dr. Paul Debevec
will deliver a talk on “New Techniques for Acquiring,
Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances”.
The presentation will address the following topics:
. 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 Spiderman
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 capture high-resolution skin detail;
. Investigating new 3D display that leverages 5,000 frames per
second video projection to show auto-stereoscopic, interactive
3D imagery to any number of viewers simultaneously.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Auditorium, Balai Seni Lukis Negara
To secure your place for this FREE talk, email your name and
phone number to Cecilia at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Paul Debevec 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. His Ph.D. thesis at UC
Berkeley presented Façade, an image-based modeling and
rendering system for creating photoreal virtual cinematography
of architectural scenes from photographs. Using Façade,
he led the creation of a photoreal animation of the Berkeley
campus for his 1997 film The Campanile Movie, whose techniques
were later used to create virtual backgrounds for the The Matrix.
He went on to demonstrate new image-based lighting techniques
in his animations Rendering with Natural Light, Fiat Lux, and
Dr. Paul Debevec
led the design of HDR Shop, the first widely used high dynamic
range image editing program and co-authored the recent book
High Dynamic Range Imaging. He received ACM SIGGRAPH's Significant
New Researcher Award in 2001 and recently chaired the SIGGRAPH
2007 Computer Animation Festival. He is also involved in the
inaugural SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 conference as one of the Computer
Animation Festival jury members. More information on SIGGRAPH
Asia 2008 can be found here: www.siggraph.org/asia2008.