Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms



RUMBA is a next-generation 3D animation software targeted to professional animation studios, developed jointly by Mercenaries Engineering, TEAMTO and IMAGINE. Development was funded in part by FUI projects COLLODI 1 and COLLODI 2. RUMBA has been used in production by TEAMTO since 2017. We are using RUMBA as a platform for developing new algorithms in sketch-based animation, based on our previous work during Martin Guay’s PhD thesis. This includes many improvements to allow those methods to work in a professional workflow.

Sky Engine

Sky Engine is a realtime game engine developped by Maxime Garcia as part of his PhD thesis, which incorporates several shape modleing and animation tools developped within the team. It is hoped that it will supersede Expressive as a platform for future integration of research results of the team involving real-time, story-driven shape modeling, animation and cinematography.