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Building on last year’s success, GI 2016 will again include an Invited Speaker Series, featuring an additional seven dynamic speakers from graphics, HCI and visualization. These talks will be in addition to the two keynote speakers, and the three award talks from winners of the 2016 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2015 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation awards.

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Wednesday, June 1 • 09:00 - 10:10
Graphics Plenary: Marie-Paule Cani

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Graphics Plenary
Session Chair: Tiberiu Popa

Expressive 3D Modeling: User-centered models for seamless creation through gestures — Marie-Paule Cani (University of Grenoble INP – Ensimag)

Despite our great expressive skills, we humans lack an easy way of conveying the 3D shapes we imagine, even more so for dynamic shapes that change over time. Over centuries we relied on drawing and sculpture to convey shapes. However, these tools require significant expertise and time investment, especially when one aims to describe complex or dynamic shapes. With the advent of virtual environments one would expect digital modeling to replace these traditional tools. Unfortunately, conventional techniques in the area have failed, since even trained computer artists still create with traditional media and only use the computer to reproduce already designed content.

Could digital media be turned into a tool, even more expressive and simpler to use than a pen, to convey and refine both static and dynamic 3D shapes? This would make shape design directly possible in virtual form, from early drafting to progressive refinement and finalization of an idea. To this end, models for shape and motion need to be redefined from a user-centered perspective, and in particular embed the necessary knowledge to make them respond in an intuitive way to users actions. In this talk, I will illustrate this methodology in three use cases: the creation of 3D models from 2D sketches, transfer operations that automatically adapt objects to another context, and virtual sculpture systems enabling to progressively edit and refine 3D content.

Wednesday June 1, 2016 09:00 - 10:10
BWC B150 Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

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