VividQ Wins Best Short Paper Award at CVMP 2020

14 December 2020

We are thrilled to announce VividQ’s Research Student, Aaron Demolder has won the ‘Best Short Paper Award’ at The 17th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2020).

Aaron Demolder, EngD candidate from Bournemouth University, presented his short paper, entitled “Artistic Control of Defocus in Computer-Generated Holography”, at the virtual conference. The award was sponsored by NVIDIA.

The project aims to improve image quality, and viewing experience. In his paper, he demonstrates how holograms allow us the flexibility of precisely controlling the shape of defocus without any overhead on the compute. The 3D holographic images can be modified to defocus into a square, circle, or even the outline of a butterfly.

Aaron’s project, which bridges art, graphics, visual effects and computer-generated holography (CGH), is part of VividQ’s ongoing research and development to retain its world-leading expertise in CGH.

The pioneering work in CGH is a result of a collaboration between VividQ and the Centre for Digital Entertainment. The research was supported by academic supervisor, Dr Hammadi Nait-Charif, Bournemouth University, Dr Andrzej Kaczorowski, CTO at VividQ and Alfred Newman, Head of Research at VividQ.

You can read the short paper here, or watch Aaron’s presentation on YouTube (6:48) below: