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Archive 2017

Aug. 10, 2017

TISRA research associate at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles

Stefanie Gassel
Stefanie Gassel, researching within the project TISRA (led by Prof. Hans-Joachim Böhme and Prof. Markus Wacker), presented a poster on Combining biomechanical and data-driven Body Surface Models at Siggraph 2017 in Los Angeles (30.07. - 03.08.). Siggraph is a Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with a focus on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Since 1974, thousands of Computer Graphics researchers and professionals in the VFX industry confere on a yearly basis on state of the art in Computer graphics, innovations in VFX production and virtual worlds.

The poster illustrates our research on combining data-driven and simulation-driven 3D surface modeling to a hybrid body shape model and synthesizing the skin surface from simulated biomechanical data. We showed preliminary results of our model of an elbow flexion motion with separate biceps and triceps muscle bulging that exhibits believable muscular deformation effects on the skin surface while enabling singular control over specific muscle regions. Our model is separately controllable in shape and pose and extensible to a wider range of human body shapes, joint motion and muscle regions.

June 7, 2017

HistStadt4D at the Web3D conference in Brisbane, Australia

Jonas Bruschke
Jonas Bruschke presented the HistStadt4D project and current research questions at the 22nd International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D).
The conference, which was being held from 5-7 June 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, unites researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, experimenters, artists and content creators in a dynamic learning environment. It also focuses on recent trends in interactive 3D graphics, information integration and usability in the wide range of Web3D applications from mobile devices to high-end immersive environments. Keynote speakers included Blair MacIntyre (Principal Research Scientist, Mozilla, and Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech) and Neil Trevett (President, Khronos Group).
This year's conference has been accompanied by a VR Hackathon, where participants could develope 3D applications with focus on virtual reality and immersive environments.

May 2, 2017

Media installation "Regatta": Exhibition opening at Dresden Transport Museum

Sebastian Gassel

On May, 2nd 2017, the Dresden Transport Museum opened its new permanent exhibition "Cast off!" about seafaring. Once again the Drematrix group was asked to create an interactive installation for the exhibition.


At the regatta, the visitor is placed in the position of a constructor and can design his own ships and launch them on different routes.


Museum installtion "Regatta" for the Dresden Transport Museum

Find out more about the project or just "Cast off!" and go straight to the museum.