Awarded VEIV EngD
My area of research is human body modelling. I am currently working on methods and techniques that will enable the dynamic animation of static human body scans for both fashion and entertainment purposes through the use of dynamic statistical human body models. First static human body models will be built from a large set of body scans (some of which will be provided by the SizeUK body database) and techniques for robustly fitting these static scans to newly captured body scans will be evaluated. These techniques will provide a means of registering captured body scans with our dynamic human body models once built. The static body models will then be updated with dynamic properties for both motion and deformation during motion in order to create the dynamic human body models. Existing work on virtual clothing and character animation will then be incorporated into the work to provide applications for both the fashion and entertainment industries.