36. Artificial Life for Graphics, Animation, Multimedia, and Virtual Reality
Full Day / Intermediate
This course investigates the increasingly important role that artificial life concepts are playing across the breadth of computer graphics, including image synthesis, modeling, animation, multimedia, and virtual reality. Attendees are systematically introduced to techniques for realistically modeling and animating living things. They also explore graphics techniques that emulate phenomena fundamental to biological organisms, such as biomechanics, behavior, growth, and evolution. Topics include modeling and animation of plants, animals, and humans; behavioral animation; communication and interaction with autonomous agents in virtual worlds; and artificial evolution for graphics and animation.
Who Should Attend
Graphics researchers and practitioners, including animators and VR enthusiasts, who seek a close encounter with "life" at the leading edge of graphics modeling.
University of Toronto
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Calgary
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
8:30 am: Introduction - Terzopoulos
8:45 am: Artificial Plants - Prusinkiewicz
9:45 am: Artificial Evolution for Graphics and Animation - Sims
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Artificial Evolution (continued) - Sims
11:00 am: Behavioral Animation - Reynolds
1:30 pm: Artificial Animals - Terzopoulos
2:30 pm: Artificial Humans in Virtual Worlds - Thalmann
3:00 pm: Break
3:15 pm: Artificial Humans (continued) - Thalmann
3:45 pm: Interactive Autonomous Agents for VR - Maes
4:45 pm: Questions & Answers - All
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