"Virtual Interactive Studios for Tv Applications"
Period: August 1996 - February 1999
Type: European Research
The objective is the development of tools and applications enabling the production of interactive TV programs featuring all kinds of mixing of real and virtual scenes and actors. Some specific applications will be developed, tested and broadcasted: interactive drama, interactive presenter and defensive driving. MIRALab’s main involvement is in creating the virtual talking presenter. We also develop together with LIG, an interactive system named VHD that allows to simulate real-time virtual humans in virtual environments. This system is used for television applications.
Our participation in the interactive drama will involve some modeling and animation of characters, in addition to software development.
Alcatel Bell Telephone
Belgische Radio Televisie Nederlandstalig
Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab)
European Design Center
Limburg University Center
MIRALab, University of Geneva
Netherlands Omroepproduktie Bedrijf (NOB)
University of Bradford