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3D reconstruction: Limassol Municipality University Library

10 Jan 2022

Check out our recent work in 3D building reconstruction! Limassol Municipal University Library was built in 1931 (started in 1917), and it was known as Megaro Pilavaki (Μέγαρο Πηλαβάκη). It has been reconstructed in 3D using photogrammetry (more than 1150 photos) in RealityCapture. Visit our SketchFab account here: SketchFab - Limassol Municipal University Library

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Check out our recent work on pose representation!

24 Nov 2021

In this work we present an efficient method for training neural networks, specifically designed for character animation. We use dual quaternions as the mathematical framework, and we take advantage of the skeletal hierarchy, to avoid rotation discontinuities (link to arXiv).

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'Rhythm is a Dancer' paper has been published

23 Nov 2021

We present a music-driven neural framework that generates realistic human motions, which are rich, avoid repetitions, and jointly form a global structure that respects the culture of a specific dance genre (link to arXiv).

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CLIPE Training Workshop 1: Summer School on Virtual Humans

13 Sep 2021

The H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Innovative Training Networks (ITN) project CLIPE (https://www.clipe-itn.eu/) has organised its 1st training workshop - a summer school on Virtual Humans,  in Cyprus from the 13th until the 17th of September 2021.

The workshop provided the participants an overview of the latest developments in technology and applications in the field of virtual characters. The workshop was be held in Adams Beach Hotel in Ayia Napa but it was a hybrid event, giving the opportunity to participants to join the workshop online. The full program of the Summer School can be found here: https://www.clipe-itn.eu/news/training-workshop-1%3A-summer-school-on-virtual-humans

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Accepted paper at EG GCH'21

05 Sep 2021

Our paper titled "Virtual Dance Museums: the case of Greek/Cypriot folk dancing" has been accepted for publication at the 19th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, to be hosted at the Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, November 2021, as a full paper. Congrats, to the authoring team!  

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DanceDB now in the AMASS database

08 May 2021

Our dance motion capture database (DanceDB), that consists of data with professional dancers, has been released by the AMASS database in SMPL body model parameters. Now you can teach your machine learning model to dance. Thanks a lot to the team of Perceiving Systems, and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

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Visit our new Cyprus 3D Reptiles!

29 Mar 2021

Visit our new Cyprus 3D reptiles website. This is a joint project with Terra Cypria, and the ultimate target is to develop a publicly accessible repository of accurate animated 3D models of Cyprus reptiles, including tangible aspects of the reptilia on the island, e.g., shape, colour, dimensions, postures, but also intangible aspects e.g., movements, gestures and signals. 

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ENGAGE 2021: Empowering Novel Geometric Algebra for Graphics & Engineering workshop

19 Feb 2021

This year we have organized the "Empowering Novel Geometric Algebra for Graphics & Engineering (ENGAGE 2021) workshop, which was held during the Computer Graphics International (CGI) conference in Geneva, Switzerland on September 6-10, 2021 (http://www.cgs-network.org/cgi21/). Selected extended papers will be published in a topical collection of the journal Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras (AACA), where Dr. Andreas Aristidou is serving as Guest Editor in Chief. You can find here the first Call for Papers.

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Visit our new Virtual Dance Museum!

01 Feb 2021

Dive into the history of dancing using our public digital of traditional dances captured for a unique 3d experience. Interact with high quality motion 3d data of expert dancers, captured by state-of-the-art motion capture technologies, and watch rare video material held by local cultural institutions!

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CYENS!

06 Jun 2018

We are closely collaborating with the newly established CYENS Centre of Excellence. CYENS is focusing on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies aiming to empower knowledge and technology transfer in the region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus - University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and, Open University of Cyprus- , the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and, the University College London, United Kingdom.