Program 2015


Wikihuman : The Open Source Digital Human Project

Christopher Nichols (Chaos Group)

Learn about the challenges and latest research for rendering a realistic digital human. Christopher Nichols will be presenting the latest work of the Digital Human League. Discover how the DHL has found the best practice methods to assemble a model and build a shading network that best represents digital humans from the Institute of Creative Technology scanned data sets. The Wikihuman project was established to share data and various processes in order to benchmark the balance of art and science needed to create believable computer-generated humans.

Christopher Nichols

Christopher Nichols , Creative Director, Chaos Group,

CG Industry veteran Christopher Nichols is a founder of the Digital Human League and heads up projects for Chaos Group Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast. With a background in both VFX and Design, Nichols has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy. His passion for design, lighting and technology drives him to push the art form and enable artists worldwide.

Chaos Group Labs is the research arm of Chaos Group and is a think tank for artists, developers, academic researchers, and industry leaders. Through collaboration, CG Labs seeks to help solve key computer graphics challenges.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg. taking place in cooperation with ACM Siggraph. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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