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ANR funded project

Contenus et Interactions (CONTINT) 2010
Projet Real-Time & Interactive Galaxy for Edutainment

Real-Time & Interactive Galaxy for Edutainment

RTI Galaxy for Edutainment program proposes to address the problem of display, representation and real-time rendering of scenes composed of massively heterogeneous possibly animated elements . This theme will be applied to the particular field of the Galaxy. This complex astronomical object is composed of thousands of billions of stars of type and of different ages and clouds of gas and dust of different natures, distributed according to a non-homogeneous distribution. These individual components are sometimes isolated and sometimes brought together to form sub-systems (multiple stars systems, nebulae...), in addition this structure is permanently in motion with a global dynamics, but also with sub-local dynamical systems.

We will work on themes such as: real-time display of massive animated scenes, amplification of animated volumetrics and points datas, procedural generation process, realization of models constraint by laws of distribution probability, integration within a scene of known data and potentially competitive generated data, realistic rendering of databases containing clouds of gas and dust of various kinds and a massive number of light sources of different characteristics ..

These themes will be addressed in terms of interactive time with a technology development program using the CPU and GPU programming and lead to development of technologies that can be used in other application areas such as simulators, video games, special effects industry, astronomy popularization...

In addition to the ambition of technologicals developments, goals of this project are: a significant quality improvement of simulations proposed in astronomy outreach - building of a working structure between industrial, researchers in astrophysical and researchers in digital imaging - improvement of validation, communication and educational tools of researchers in astrophysics - significant technological advance in astronomical objects visualization.

Partners

GEPI - LERMA CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - DELEGATION REGIONALE ILE-DE-FRANCE SECTEUR OUEST ET NORD

ARTIS - EVASION INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE - (INRIA Siège)

RSA Cosmos R.S.A COSMOS

ANR grant: 957 185 euros
Beginning and duration: - 48 mois

 

ANR Programme: Contenus et Interactions (CONTINT) 2010

Project ID: ANR-10-CORD-0006

Project coordinator:
Monsieur Benjamin CABUT (R.S.A COSMOS)
benjamin.cabut@nullrsacosmos.com

 

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