Disney Research has been actively pushing the state-of-the-art in digitizing humans over the past decade, impacting both academia and industry. In this talk I will give an overview of a selected few projects in this area, from research into production. I will be talking about photogrammetric shape acquisition and dense performance capture for faces, eye and teeth scanning and parameterization, as well as physically based capture and modelling for hair and volumetric tissues.
Biography: Thabo Beeler is a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research in Zurich, where he is heading the Capture and Effects group. He was just awarded the Eurographics Young Researcher Award for his research and prior to that he obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich, for which he was awarded with the Eurographics PhD award. He was also awarded the ETH medal (highest possible distinction) for his master thesis. Over the past years, Thabo has been working on digital humans, focusing on high-quality facial geometry reconstruction and dense performance capture. He has published several papers on these topics and has contributed to different feature films.