Koniaris, B., Kosek, M., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2017). Real-time rendering with compressed animated light fields. In GI '17 Proceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference, 33-40. doi:10.20380/GI2017.05
We propose an end-to-end solution for presenting movie quality animated graphics to the user while still allowing the sense of presence afforded by free viewpoint head motion....
Malleson, C., Kosek, M., Klaudiny, M., Huerta, I., Bazin, J., Sorkine-Hornung, A., …Mitchell, K. (2017). Rapid one-shot acquisition of dynamic VR avatars. In IEEE 2017 Virtual Reality (VR)doi:10.1109/vr.2017.7892240. ISBN 978-1-5090-6647-6
We present a system for rapid acquisition of bespoke, animatable, full-body avatars including face texture and shape. A blendshape rig with a skeleton is used as a template fo...
McDonagh, S., Klaudiny, M., Bradley, D., Beeler, T., Matthews, I., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Synthetic Prior Design for Real-Time Face Tracking. In 2016 Fourth International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV),doi:10.1109/3dv.2016.72
Real-time facial performance capture has recently been gaining popularity in virtual film production, driven by advances in machine learning, which allows for fast inference o...
Scottish Funding Council
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
The DISTRO network brings together leading laboratories in Visual Computing and 3D Computer Graphics research across Europe with the aim of training a new generation of scientists, technologists, and ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Academic research into the use of video content for public art projects involving archival research, content preparation & knowledge transfer in preparation for a groundbreaking collaboration between ...
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Andrews, S., Huerta, I., Komura, T., Sigal, L., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Real-time Physics-based Motion Capture with Sparse Sensors. In CVMP 2016 Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2016)doi:10.1145/2998559.2998564
We propose a framework for real-time tracking of humans
using sparse multi-modal sensor sets, including data obtained
from optical markers and inertial measurement units. A sm...
Koniaris, B., Israr, A., Mitchell, K., Huerta, I., Kosek, M., Darragh, K., …Moon, B. (2016). IRIDiuM: immersive rendered interactive deep media. In n/adoi:10.1145/2929490.2929496
Compelling virtual reality experiences require high quality imagery
as well as head motion with six degrees of freedom. Most existing
systems limit the motion of the viewer (p...
Israr, A., Zhao, S., McIntosh, K., Schwemler, Z., Fritz, A., Mars, J., …Mitchell, K. (2016). Stereohaptics: a haptic interaction toolkit for tangible virtual experiences. In SIGGRAPH '16 ACM SIGGRAPH 2016 Studiodoi:10.1145/2929484.2970273
With a recent rise in the availability of affordable head mounted gear sets, various sensory stimulations (e.g., visual, auditory and haptics) are integrated to provide seamle...
Swafford, N. T., Iglesias-Guitian, J. A., Koniaris, C., Moon, B., Cosker, D., & Mitchell, K. (2016). User, metric, and computational evaluation of foveated rendering methods. In SAP '16 Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perceptiondoi:10.1145/2931002.2931011
Perceptually lossless foveated rendering methods exploit human perception by selectively rendering at different quality levels based on eye gaze (at a lower computational cost...
Kim, C., Subr, K., Mitchell, K., Sorkine-Hornung, A., & Gross, M. (2015). Online view sampling for estimating depth from light fields. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)doi:10.1109/icip.2015.7350981
Geometric information such as depth obtained from light fields
finds more applications recently. Where and how to sample
images to populate a light field is an important probl...
Koniaris, C., Mitchell, K., & Cosker, D. (2015). Real-time variable rigidity texture mapping. In CVMP '15 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Productiondoi:10.1145/2824840.2824850
Parameterisation of models is typically generated for a single pose, the rest pose. When a model deforms, its parameterisation characteristics change, leading to distortions i...
Swafford, N. T., Cosker, D., & Mitchell, K. (2015). Latency aware foveated rendering in unreal engine 4. In CVMP '15 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Productiondoi:10.1145/2824840.2824863
We contribute a foveated rendering implementation in Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) and a straight-forward metric to allow calculation of rendered foveal region sizes to compensate for...
Miller, M., Holden, D., Al-Ashqar, R., Dubach, C., Mitchell, K., & Komura, T. (2015). Carpet unrolling for character control on uneven terrain. In MIG '15 Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Gamesdoi:10.1145/2822013.2822031
We propose a type of relationship descriptor based on carpet unrolling that computes the joint positions of a character based on the sum of relative vectors originating from a...
Zünd, F., Ryffel, M., Magnenat, S., Marra, A., Nitti, M., Kapadia, M., …Sumner, R. W. (2015). Augmented creativity: bridging the real and virtual worlds to enhance creative play. In SA '15 SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applicationsdoi:10.1145/2818427.2818460
Augmented Reality (AR) holds unique and promising potential to bridge between real-world activities and digital experiences, allowing users to engage their imagination and boo...
Pilgrim, S. J., Aguado, A., Mitchell, K. & Steed, A. (2005). Progressive skinning for video game character animations. doi:10.1145/1179849.1179992. ISBN 1595933646
Davison, B., & Buckner, K. (2004). Instant messaging: using log files to identify patterns of interaction in group of teenage users. In A. Sloane (Ed.), Home-oriented informatics and telematics : proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.3 HOIT2005 conference, 277 - 290. doi:10.1007/11402985_20
This paper presents preliminary findings on teenagers’ use of instant messaging (IM) as an example of an Internet technology. The results are quantitative, being drawn from th...
Tsiros, A. (2013). Evaluating the Perceived Similarity Between Audio-Visual Features Using Corpus-Based Concatenative Synthesis. In Proceedings of the Internation Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
This paper presents the findings of two exploratory studies. In these studies participants performed a series of image-sound association and detection tasks. The aim of the st...
The company are planning to launch a new division of their business called ‘Leith.TV’. This will be a video-on-demand hyper local news service which will have a focus on Leith centric news. They are a...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable ...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...