Despite enormous breakthroughs in digital filmmaking, animators still seek the ultimate tools to create realistic digital humans.
The face and especially the eyes of digital humans play an important role in the expression of emotions and feelings of a character and the eye is, like for real humans, the window to the soul of a digital human.
In the last few years tremendous progress has been made in capturing and modeling the shape and appearance of the human eye. In his talk, Pascal highlights this progress and new technologies that have enabled the creation of a new generation of animated heroes to thrill moviegoers. Despite enormous breakthroughs in motion-capture technology, animators still seek the ultimate tools to create realistic avatars with warm and expressive eyes.
Pascal, a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich works with Disney Research Zurich on a novel software system that reconstructs the human eye in an unprecedented level of detail and realism. His name appears in the visual effects credits for the films: The Jungle Book, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange. Pascal was also named to the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.