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EPSRC Reference: GR/M88075/01
Title: PROMETHEUS: PRODUCTION OF MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS DISTRIBUTED OVER NETWORKS
Principal Investigator: Hilton, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Illingworth, Professor J Stoddart, Dr A
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BT
Department: Sch of Electronics & Physical Sciences
Organisation: University of Surrey
Scheme: LINK
Starts: 01 March 2000 Ends: 28 March 2003 Value (£): 127,322
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Networks & Distributed Systems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications Information Technologies
Creative Industries
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.This project, submitted under the LINK: Broadcast Technology Programme, will investigate the feasibility of an audio-visual content production, storage, delivery and display chain in 3d including animated models of real actor movements and facial gestures. captured non-invasively. These will be combined with virtual 3d set: elements, transmitted and stored using MPSG-4 technology and displayed in a 3d full-space Integral Image display terminal, maintaining photo-realistic broadcast image quality.The project's objectives will be addressed. over a three year period, by a collaborative team of four academic University College London. De Montfort University, Queen Mary and Westfield College. and University of Surrey) and four industrial partners (British Telecom, 3D Scanners, Silicon Graphics, and Spell&Wilcox) with existing complementary expertise in the relevant areas.The BBC will coordinate the research activities which will undertake increasingly complex scenarios starting with flat virtual actor finishing with multiple, fully animated (body and face) 3d actors within a 3d virtual scene. The exults will be integrated with current virtual studio technology to demonstrate the 3D production. delivery, '-torage and display chain. The BBC's established expertise in content production will ensure the relevance of the research work to current and emerging broadcast industries.
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