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3D digital design with animated virtual worlds

Marie-Paule Cani © Inria / Photo Kaksonen

Marie-Paule Cani has been appointed Chair of IT and Digital Sciences at the Collège de France for 2015. The inaugural lecture will be held on 12 February 2015.

This "IT and Computational Sciences" Chair position was created by the Collège de France and Inria in 2009. It aims to promote IT and applied mathematics.

Marie-Paule Cani will give her inaugural lecture Thursday 12 February 2015 at 6:00pm, followed by a teaching cycle which will focus on the theme “Shaping the imagination - from 3D Digital Design to Animated Virtual Worlds”.

Classes will be held on Fridays at 10:30am from 27 February over 8 weeks. At 11:30am, following each class there will be a lively seminar by a guest speaker selected by Marie-Paule Cani, in relation to the class’ theme.

Classes will present recent advances in computer graphics in fluidly creating 3D content. Thanks to this, users can literally shape their own imagined forms and movements using digital tools to add detail and/or maintain the necessary constraints in terms of realism. Methods for design principles will be studied in greater detail, revealing the importance of incorporated knowledge in the geometric, mechanical or procedural patterns used and the alchemy created by coupling these models with interaction metaphors inspired by the real world, such as drawing or sculpture. These seminars will complement each course by addressing a related issue, or providing insight into a range of solutions.

These classes are open to everybody, without prior registration.

In addition, all classes will be filmed and available free of charge at the Collège de France within 48 hours after each class. The videos will also be available in English.

Keywords: IT and Computational Sciences Chair position Marie-Paule Cani Computer graphics 3D Collège de France