EVENT : SIGGRAPH Perth : July Event : An Evening with Paul Debevec

*ACM SIGGRAPH Perth : July Event*
http://perth.siggraph.org/events.shtml
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7:00pm - 9:00pm, Wed 30th July
eCentral TAFE, 140 Royal St, East Perth
**RSVP REQUIRED**

July Event : An Evening with Paul Debevec : http://debevec.org
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SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 presents : An Evening with Paul Debevec
New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances

The SIGGRAPH Perth chapter is proud to present an evening of exciting insights into the world of computer graphics and interactive techniques with Paul Debevec.

Paul will deliver a talk on “New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering, and Displaying Human Performances”. The presentation will address the following topics:

- Acquiring, rendering and displaying photoreal models of
people, objects and dynamic performances;

- Image-based lighting techniques for photorealistic compositing
and reflectance acquisition techniques (which have been used
to create realistic digital actors in films such as Spiderman 2
and Superman Returns);

- Describing image-based relighting with free-viewpoint video to
capture and render full-body performances and new 3D face scanning
processes that capture high-resolution skin detail;

- Investigating new 3D display that leverages 5,000 frames per second
video projection to show auto-stereoscopic, interactive 3D imagery
to any number of viewers simultaneously.

Speaker Information
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Paul Debevec is the associate director of graphics research at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) and a research associate professor in USC's Department of Computer Science. His Ph.D. thesis at UC Berkeley presented Façade, an image-based modeling and rendering system for creating photoreal virtual cinematography of architectural scenes from photographs. Using Façade he led the creation of a photoreal animation of the Berkeley campus for his 1997 film "The Campanile Movie" whose techniques were later used to create virtual backgrounds for the "The Matrix"; he went on to demonstrate new image-based lighting techniques in his animations "Rendering with Natural Light", "Fiat Lux", and "The Parthenon". Debevec led the design of HDR Shop, the first widely used high dynamic range image editing program and co-authored the recent book "High Dynamic Range Imaging". Debevec received ACM SIGGRAPH's Significant New Researcher Award in 2001 and recently chaired the SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival. He has been speaking at many conferences around the globe. Most recently he was an invited speaker at fmx08 in Stuttgart/Germany.

RSVP & Admission
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RSVP essential. To secure your place for this FREE talk,
email your name and number of seats you would like to reserve to siggraphperth@gmail.com

ACM SIGGRAPH Perth Memberships will be available on the night.

Doors open at 6:45 PM and presentation will start at 7:00 sharp.

Directions to the Venue
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Enter through the main doors on the corner of Royal St and Fielder St. Follow the signs from the reception desk, past the stairs to your right. Parking is available on the street and at the rear of the building. Claisebrook train station is a short walk away. Bicycle parking is available at the rear of the building.

General Meeting Information
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Anyone with an interest in computer graphics and interactive technology is welcome to attend our meetings. It's FREE. Memberships are available on the night if you'd like to join Membership information can be found here. http://perth.siggraph.org.au/membership.shtml

Our meetings have a friendly, informal atmosphere. We encourage people to make announcements, ask for help with projects, describe useful tools and tricks and describe interesting things you've seen to other attendees. You can also speak to the organisers of ACM SIGGRAPH Perth there if you have any questions.

See you there!