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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Tianye Li

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Date and time:
    Nov 16, Tuesday, 12:30pm -“ 1:45pm

    Committee members:
    Prof. Randall Hill (chair)
    Prof. Stefan Scherer
    Prof. Andrew Nealen (school of cinematic arts)
    Prof. Ramesh Govindan
    Prof. Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Title: Reconstruction and Synthesis for Dynamic Humans and Scenes


    An immersive VR/AR experience requires high-quality capture for the humans in expressions and motions as well as the dynamic environment. Traditional capture methods take multiple time-consuming and error-prone steps, which also require manual adjustments from professional artists. This thesis proposal proposes an effective yet time-efficient framework, ToFu, that produces topologically consistent meshes across facial identities and expressions, three orders of magnitude faster than traditional techniques. ToFu further captures displacement maps for pore-level geometric details and facilitates high-quality rendering in the form of albedo and specular reflectance maps. These high-quality assets are readily usable by production studios for avatar creation, animation, and physically-based skin rendering. We further propose Neural 3D Video Synthesis, a general method to capture humans together with the environments in dynamics.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/4737050753

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon


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