SIGGRAPH 2017

Disney Research Invites You to Share the Magic of Augmented Reality with a Seat on the Magic Bench

Disney Research Invites You to Share the Magic of Augmented Reality with a Seat on the Magic Bench

As an important part of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Research company’s mission is to increase the value for the company by developing and delivering scientific and technological innovation to create ‘the science behind the magic.’ Far more than singing, dancing Mousketeers, these talented researchers complete basic and application-driven research in many topics, including […]

As an important part of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Research company’s mission is to increase the value for the company by developing and delivering scientific and technological innovation to create ‘the science behind the magic.’ Far more...
3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New "Dip Transform" Method

3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New "Dip Transform" Method

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to scan, and it’s often a challenge to capture the entire surfaces of complex objects. A scanner is a very visual tool; it can only scan […]

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to scan, and it’s often a challenge to capture the entire...
Computer Science Professor Develops FlowRep Algorithm for Creation of 3D Shapes

Computer Science Professor Develops FlowRep Algorithm for Creation of 3D Shapes

Describing something to someone who has never experienced it before is difficult, maybe even impossible in some cases. How do you explain color to a blind person? Or how do you describe an unusual shape to someone who has never seen that shape before? Imagine a computer mouse, for example. The majority of people know […]

Describing something to someone who has never experienced it before is difficult, maybe even impossible in some cases. How do you explain color to a blind person? Or how do you describe an unusual shape to someone who has never seen that shape before? Imagine a...
Disney Research Uses 3D Printing to Design Bendable Machines

Disney Research Uses 3D Printing to Design Bendable Machines

In the construction world, certain characteristics like strength, stiffness and rigidity are highly valued for the integrity and stability of structures. In nature, however, those characteristics are rarely found – and Disney Research is taking a closer look at whether nature, as in most cases, might know better than we do. “Rigidity is a concept […]

In the construction world, certain characteristics like strength, stiffness and rigidity are highly valued for the integrity and stability of structures. In nature, however, those characteristics are rarely found – and Disney Research is taking a closer look at...
MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV, and now they’re working on making CAD easier and faster. Making changes to computer aided designs can be frustrating and time-consuming, so CSAIL thought there […]

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV, and now they’re working on making CAD easier and...
MIT's CSAIL Researchers Develop a Glasses-Free Way to Watch 3D Movies at Home: the Home3D System

MIT's CSAIL Researchers Develop a Glasses-Free Way to Watch 3D Movies at Home: the Home3D System

Going to see a movie in 3D is a cool experience, but it comes with an essential tool – 3D glasses. As I already wear glasses, not contact lenses, it has to be a really good movie for me to pay extra to see it in 3D and spend two-plus hours wearing two pairs of […]

Going to see a movie in 3D is a cool experience, but it comes with an essential tool – 3D glasses. As I already wear glasses, not contact lenses, it has to be a really good movie for me to pay extra to see it in 3D and spend two-plus hours wearing two pairs of...
IST Austria Researchers Develop CurveUps: Self-Actuating 3D Printed Objects

IST Austria Researchers Develop CurveUps: Self-Actuating 3D Printed Objects

We’ve heard of 3D printers being used to draw in 2D, but what about taking a 3D model and transforming it into a 2D template? That’s what a group of researchers with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria are attempting to do in their research on self-actuating objects, which are essentially flat materials […]

We’ve heard of 3D printers being used to draw in 2D, but what about taking a 3D model and transforming it into a 2D template? That’s what a group of researchers with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria are attempting to do in their...