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VISTA

"Virtual Interactive Studios for Tv Applications"


Period: August 1996 - February 1999
Type: European Research
Status: Completed

Overview

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.

MIRALab's contribution

Our participation in the interactive drama will involve some modeling and animation of characters, in addition to software development.

Partners

Alcatel Bell Telephone
Belgium
www.alcatel.be

Belgische Radio Televisie Nederlandstalig
Belgium
www.vrt.be

Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab)
Switzerland
vrlab.epfl.ch

European Design Center
Netherlands
www.edc.nl

Limburg University Center
Belgium
www.luc.ac.be

MIRALab, University of Geneva
Switzerland
www.miralab.ch

Netherlands Omroepproduktie Bedrijf (NOB)
Netherlands

Omroepvereniging VPRO
Netherlands
www.vpro.nl

University of Bradford
Great Britain
www.inf.brad.ac.uk

Publications