SIGGRAPH 2016 presentations
The group had three full papers at SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia in 2016:
- FP Tasse, N Dodgson, "Shape2Vec: semantic-based descriptors for 3D shapes, sketches and images", SIGGRAPH Asia, 2016
- E Chien, Z Levi, O Weber, "Bounded distortion parametrization in the space of metrics", SIGGRAPH Asia, 2016
- Z Levi, O Weber, "On the convexity and feasibility of the bounded distortion harmonic mapping problem", SIGGRAPH, 2016
Our adjunct professor, JP Lewis, also published at SIGGRAPH this year:
- B Choi, R Blanco i Ribera, JP Lewis, Y Seol, S Hong, H Eom, S Jung, J Noh, "SketchiMo: sketch-based motion editing for articulated characters", SIGGRAPH, 2016
And we had a Technical Sketch at SIGGRAPH Asia:
- FP Tasse, J Kosinka, NA Dodgson, "Quantitative analysis of saliency models", SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Sketch, 2016
Student presentations at Weta
Some of Victoria's top computer graphics undergraduates visited Weta Digital in November 2016 to present their work. The students included those from the new first year course CGRA151 (Introduction to Computer Graphics, for Computer Graphics majors), the long-standing third-year course COMP308 (Introduction to Computer Graphics, for Computer Science majors), the fourth-year honours course CGRA408 (Computer Graphics Rendering) and two fourth-year projects.
Governor-General stops by VICCG
The Governor-General Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae visited Computer Graphics Lab (in 16th February) and experienced various technical and vivid demostration
COMP 472 Final Projects Submitted
COMP 472 students have completed their final projects for 2015 and the results look great.
Check out two of their final project videos, hosted by YouTube:
“Too Crowded” by Iury Painelli, Snehal Poojary, and Robbie Fordyce
“Tour Into Pictures” by Wee Kiat, Yi Liu, and Joker JK
Internship at Weta
Weta Digital offered three student internships for practicum course (DSDN463). Joshua Scott, Christopher Dean and Dominik Schmid will work at Weta Digital for computer graphics R&D projects during the 2nd trimester of 2014.
Student presentation at VUW
Alasdair Coull and Miguel Sepulveda, industry mentors from Weta Digtal, have guided students project for COMP472 (Project in Computer Graphics Programming). Members of the Weta R&D group visited our computer graphics lab for watching the final project presentations from COMP472.
Student presentation at Weta
Students from COMP308 (Introduction to Computer Graphics) visited Weta Digital in December to show their final projects.
Internship at Weta
Weta Digital offered two student internships for practicum course (DSDN463). Andrew Chalmers and Melby Ruarus will work at Weta Digital for computer graphics projects during the 2nd trimester of 2013.
Weta PHD Scholarship Signing
Now, a new PhD scholarship in Computer Graphics has been established at Victoria by the leading visual effects company. The scholarship covers PhD fees for three years, an annual stipend of $25,000.
See more scholarship details on Victoria Univeristy Scholarship & Prizes page.
Read more about the news story on Stuff.co.nz
The Academy Sci-tech Awards in 2013
One of our computer graphics teachers received a Sci-Tech Academy Award this February. It was for a technique called PSD that The Academy statement describes as “a foundational technique in the creation of computer-generated characters.”
Student Presentation at Weta
Students from COMP308 visited Weta Digital in January to show their final projects. COMP308 is the core undergraduate graphics programming course in Victoria University’s new graphics programme. It covers 3D computer graphics pipelines and OpenGL programming.
Computer Graphics Programme Ensuring World Class Growth in Wellington
First Permanent Faculty Start
The first full-time faculty for the graphics programme started in Trimester 2. Rhazes Spell is teaching MDDN 311 Postproduction and Special Effects, and Taehyun Rhee is teaching COMP 308 Introduction to Computer Graphics.
Comp 440, 441 Students Show Work
An open showing of the final projects from COMP 440 and 441 drew visitors from local industry including Weta. The courses were taught by Shane Cooper of Weta Digtal. They covered programmatic techniques for dealing with high-complexity scenes in Maya and Renderman, including the creation of proxy representations and geometry generation in the renderer.
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