Modeling and Capturing the Human Body for Rendering, Health, and Visualization

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Modeling and Capturing the Human Body for Rendering, Health, and Visualization

Thursday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 153A-C


Modeling and Capturing the Human Body for Rendering, Health, and Visualization

Modeling the human body is of special interest in computer graphics for creation of "virtual humans", but material and optical properties of biological tissues are complex and not easily captured. This course covers the major topics and challenges in using image acquisition to model the human body. It presents an overview of the bio-physics that creates the variability in appearance of the eye, ear, skin, mouth, and hair. And it explains current methods used to create more accurate models by incorporating tools used in biomedical imaging to produce visually accurate human anatomy. The course concludes with an exploration of image acquisition and modeling in health applications.

Hao Li
University of Southern California

Anshuman Das
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tristan Swedish
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hyunsung Park
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ramesh Raskar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology