a research group of Inria Sophia-Antipolis. Our
research focuses on computer rendering of images and sound.
is to develop novel algorithms to improve the speed and quality of
computer-generated images and spatialized audio, as well as that of
virtual and augmented environments. We are specifically interested
in the interaction between the two media, since it is well established
that the sense of immersion and presence is greatly enhanced in virtual
environments when combining them.
"plausible rendering" approaches, for both images and sound, which
are typically approximate but efficient techniques. We also develop
algorithms for slower, but accurate rendering approaches, which are
often based on simulation of the underlying physical phenomena. Developing
smooth transitions between the two extremes is an important concern
in our research.
algorithms we develop can be applied to virtual and augmented environments.
We develop relighting methods which allow us to virtually change lighting
conditions, striving to make them efficient and usable. We also investigate
how to enrich 3D scenes with sound, and appropriate representations
to improve interaction in these environments.
our industrial and academic collaborations we are applying our research
to virtual heritage, architecture and urban planning, computer games
and audio-visual production.
2004, route de Lucioles
F-06902 Sophia-Antipolis, FRANCE
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