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Innovative Volumetric Capture and Editing Tools for Ubiquitous Storytelling

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952147

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 470 282,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 107,50

Coordinated by:

UBISOFT MOTION PICTURES

France

Objective

The INVICTUS project aims at delivering innovative authoring tools for the creation of a new generation of high-fidelity avatars (numerical representations of real humans) and the integration of these avatars in interactive and non-interactive narratives (movies, games, AR+VR immersive productions). The project proposes to (i) exploit the full potential of recent volumetric motion capture technologies that consist in capturing simultaneously the appearance (shape, texture, material) and motion of actors using simple RGB cameras to create volumetric avatars, and (ii) rely on these technologies to design narratives using novel collaborative VR authoring tools.

INVICTUS proposes the design of three innovative authoring tools:
a tool to perform high-resolution volumetric captures of both appearance and motion of characters and that will enable their exploitation in both high-end off-line productions (film quality) and real-time rendering productions. This will ease high-fidelity content creation and reduce costs through less manual labor.
a tool to perform edits on high-fidelity volumetric appearances and motions, such as transferring shapes between characters, performing stylization of appearance, adapting and transferring motions. This will reduce manual labor and improve fidelity.
a story authoring tool that will build on VR interactive technologies to plunge storytellers in virtual representations of their stories to edit decors, layouts and animated characters, improving productivity and creativity.

By demonstrating and communicating on how these technologies can be immediately exploited in both traditional media (films/animation) and novel media (VR + AR) narratives, the INVICTUS project will open opportunities in the EU market for more compelling, immersive and personalized visual experiences, at the crossroads of film and game entertainment.

Coordinator

UBISOFT MOTION PICTURES

Address

126 Rue De Lagny
93100 Montreuil

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 523 950

Participants (4)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 577 532,50

VOLOGRAMS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 280 000

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

France

EU Contribution

€ 315 500

INTERDIGITAL R&D FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952147

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 470 282,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 107,50

Coordinated by:

UBISOFT MOTION PICTURES

France