Advanced ODE Based Head Modelling for Chinese Marionette Art Preservation

Advanced ODE Based Head Modelling for Chinese Marionette Art Preservation Project Website: Puppetry has been a popular art form for many centuries in different cultures, which becomes a valuable and fascinating heritage assert. Traditional Chinese marionette art with over 2,000 years history. Marionette head carving skills provide unique identities and characterisation for different characters, which […]

Bystander Responses to a Violent Incident in an Immersive Virtual Environment

Under what conditions will a bystander intervene to try to stop a violent attack by one person on another? It is generally believed that the greater the size of the crowd of bystanders, the less the chance that any of them will intervene. A complementary model is that social identity is critical as an explanatory […]

Automatic muscle generation for character skin deformation

As skin shape depends on the underlying anatomical structure, the anatomy-based techniques usually afford greater realism than the traditional skeleton-driven approach. On the downside, however, it is against the current animation workflow, as the animator has to model many individual muscles before the final skin layer arrives, resulting in an unintuitive modelling process. In this […]

Data and physics driven facial modeling and animation using sweeping surfaces

This proposed research will develop a new facial modelling and animation approach which incorporates data and physics driven techniques and ordinary differential equation-based sweeping surfaces into a single framework. Project Website :   This research aims to develop a new technique of efficient and realistic skin deformations for human body animation through integrating data-driven methods […]

Laparoscopic Virtual Surgery Training System

Development of a Laparoscopic Surgical Training System with Simulation Open Framework Architecture (SOFA). We have developed a physics engine which can be easily used and extended to develop other kinds of surgery simulation. To train trainee laparoscopic surgeons, methods such as relying on animals and cadavers usually cause ethical and moral issues and are expensive. Performing […]

Dr Inventor

This research project receives funding from the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. Project Website : Activity ICT (FP7-ICT-2013.8.1), Grant agreement no: 611383   Dr Inventor will be the first web-based system that supports the exploration of scientific creativity via a computational approach, which will overcome a lot of human limitations: People have difficulty in […]


AniAge Project to develop novel techniques and tools to reduce the production costs and improve the level of automation without sacrificing the control from the artists, in order to preserve the performing art related ICHs of Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is one of the most rapidly growing regions both in terms of economy and technology […]