April 24 - 28, 2017
Eurographics will be held on April 24-28 in the culinary capital of France in Lyon. Two researchers from Autodesk will be presenting at this event.
Jos Stam will give one of the keynote talks, and Tyson Brochu will give a short paper presentation.
Eurographics is the second largest conference in computer graphics after SIGGRAPH. It attracts people from all over the world. SIGGRAPH’s venues ping pongs between LA and Vancouver these days. Eurographics is usually held in picturesque and culturally rich cities throughout Europe.
Jos Stam keynote’s abstract is as follows.
Abstract: Menu Prix Fixe (végétarien)
This is how our Chef, coming to your comfy seat, will explain the three courses.
Firstly, Nucleus is a unified dynamics solver that I first prepared and presented at a keynote talk Eurographics in Vienna in 2006. Today we will show how this solver, implemented in Autodesk MAYA, has been used in the industry. I will also show different extensions that have been implemented since then. Animations will be shown. But please keep your appetite for the other courses.
Then you will be served la piece de resistance. Ah Time. Qu’est ce que c’est? A simple question with a long history and sometimes surprising consequences. As in, there is no definite answer but exploring this question leads to interesting research. Time is important in computer graphics. Obviously in simulation but even there, there are surprises. I will illustrate some of these concepts using visuals and some live demos. This will be short a la Nouvelle Cuisine.
Finally, for dessert I will talk about some techniques to optimize problems at the code level. You can implement complex math differentials with simple code. In this talk I will also serve you some optimization frameworks I have been exploring recently which can potentially solve for dynamics and create geometrical shapes. I will also mention Georges Pérec, the guy who wrote a readable novel without the letter « e. »
About the wine. The beauty is that you can sample it before hand: https://www.autodeskresearch.com/publications/art-fluid-animation
Bon appétit messieurs dames.
This meal will be served in the culinary capital of France: Lyon on April 28, 2017.
Tyson is presenting a short paper co-authored with Ryan Schmidt. The paper discusses a technique for modeling multi-material objects for 3D printing using non-manifold surface meshes. In many geometric modeling contexts, non-manifolds are treated as errors that need to be fixed. However, when representing different materials that are literally side-by-side with no air gaps between them, non-manifold surfaces become a powerful conceptual tool that allow users to quickly design and fabricate real-world multi-material objects. The paper introduces a few new interactive ways for creating and working with non-manifold surfaces inside of Meshmixer.
See you in Lyon!
The conference is over and there is some follow up material that we want to share.
For starters here are some pictures of Jos' keynote talk. It was the very last talk of the conference.
To give you an idea about what it means to go to Eurographics here is an image of one of the dinners in a laid back chill venue.
You can find the original pictures here:
Jos just got the following e-mail from the organizers of the conference.
The Eurographics organizing team would like to thank you for the quality of your talk, which helped making Eurographics a great success. We had very positive feedback on plenary sessions, and, with more than 400 participants, your presence contributed in making one of the most attended Eurographics event in recent years.
We hope you enjoyed the experience, and hope we will see you again in future conferences,
The organizing team"
Here is a picture of Jos feeling really short next to two giant pinguins.
(tanweer ali took this picture)
In France they have this policy that any state-funded project should spend 1% of its budget on Art.
How cool is that?