Section: Overall Objectives
The EVASION project addresses the synthesis of images of natural scenes and phenomena. This aim leads us to work jointly on the specification, representation, animation, visualisation and rendering of these scenes. In addition to the high impact of this research on audiovisual applications (3D feature films, special effects, video games), the rising demand for efficient visual simulations in areas such as environmental and medical applications is also addressed. We thus study objects from the animal, mineral and vegetable realm, all being possibly integrated into a complex natural scene. We constantly seek a balance between efficiency and visual realism. This balance depends on the application (e.g., the design of immersive simulators requires real-time, while the synthesis of high quality images may be the primary goal in other applications).