Boris Dalstein,
Research Postdoc


Boris Dalstein is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Pixar Animation Studios, where he is working on art-directable simulation, that is, developing sketch-based user interfaces that allow artists to control the motion of simulated objects more intuitively. He holds a bachelor degree from ENS de Lyon, a master's degree from University Joseph Fourier Grenoble, and he is completing a PhD degree from the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Michiel van de Panne. His research focuses on the development of artist-friendly tools for animation (either 2D animation or 3D animation). He has worked on sketch-based 3D character posing while on an internship at Disney Research Zurich, automatic 2D inbetweening during his master's, and developed topological data structures for vector graphics and 2D animation during his PhD. These data structures enable novel drawing paradigms and animation paradigms, implemented within the open source software [VPaint].

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