dalboris (at) cs.ubc.ca
Imager Laboratory, X660
ICICS/CS Building, 2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada
Hi there, I'm Boris!
I'm a research resident at Pixar, and a PhD student in Computer Science at UBC.
I like to create all sort of things, and give them life :-)
Above all, my main interest is to develop innovative artist-driven techniques to help artists —both novices and professionals— to create CG art. This interest comes directly from my background: I developed around high school a passion for CG art, and it is only during my higher education that I developed an even higher interest in the science behind it. Hence, I know how hard it is to create CG art, and I am dedicated in developing the best user experience for artists. My approach to reach this goal relies on two closely linked components: exploring innovative representations of the underlying data, and developing intuitive user interfaces to manipulate this representation.
Even though I am interested in virtually all subfields of Computer Graphics, I have a stronger affinity for Character Animation, and this is my primary focus for my PhD. Artistic control over the animation of a character, human-like or not, is a very interesting challenge for which I strongly believe suitable representations are yet to be found, both for 2D animation and 3D animation.
Vector Graphics Animation with Time-Varying Topology
Vector Graphics Complexes
Differential Blending for Expressive Sketch-Based Posing