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Advances in Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors (Video)

Somewhere between "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" (2001) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), digital actors evolved from talking dolls to lifelike human beings. Today, computer-generated actors are often so realistic that audiences have trouble distinguishing live performers from digital fabrications. How did such a monumental improvement in the realism of CG humans happen over such a short period of time? 

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Probabilistic Color-by-Numbers: Suggesting Pattern Colorizations Using Factor Graphs

Date and Time: Thursday November 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: Intel, SC9 Auditorium, 3601 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara, CA
Presenters: Sharon Lin, Ph.D. candidate, Stanford University, Daniel Ritchie, Ph.D. candidate, Stanford University and Matthew Fisher, Ph.D & PostDoc, Stanford University
Website Link: Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH

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