Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

ARC6 project PADME – Perceptual quality Assessment of Dynamic MEshes and its applications

In this project, we propose to use a new and experimental “bottom-up” approach to study an interdisciplinary problem, namely the objective perceptual quality assessment of 3D dynamic meshes (i.e., shapes in motion with temporal coherence). The objectives of the proposed project are threefold:

  1. to understand the HVS (human visual system) features when observing 3D animated meshes, through a series of psychophysical experiments;

  2. to develop an efficient and open-source objective quality metric for dynamic meshes based on the results of the above experiments;

  3. to apply the learned HVS features and the derived metric to the application of compression and/or watermarking of animated meshes.

This work is funded by the Rhône-Alpes région through an ARC6 grant for the period 2013-2016. The three partners are LIRIS (University Lyon 1, Florent Dupont), GIPSA-Lab (CNRS, Kai Wang) and LJK (University of Grenoble, Franck Hétroy-Wheeler). A PhD student, Georges Nader, is working on this project.