Caroline Larboulette

Associate Professor (MCF)
University of South Brittany
Campus de Tohannic
56000 Vannes

Contact Information:
Tel: (+33)2 97 01 72 08
Office Hours: Email only


The book Traité de la Réalité Virtuelle, volume 5 about Virtual Reality to which I participated (chapter 8 on the deformable layers of virtual humans) can be ordered here.

Research Interests

My primary research interest focuses on movement analysis and synthesis, animation of deformable models and character animation in real-time (signing avatars). Analysis and synthesis of movement is guided by perception. I am also interested in Global Illumination algorithms, modeling and Computational Aesthetics.

My research interests and achievements are detailed here.


* Tiago Brizolara, PhD Student 2018-2021 (Interactive Applications for Live Performances from Human Motion Capture) with co-advisor Sylvie Gibet

* Lucie Naert, who defended her Ph.D. Thesis Capture, Annotation and Synthesis of Motions for the Data-Driven Animation of Sign Language Avatars in July 2020, with co-advisor Sylvie Gibet. Related publications: STAR, LSF-ANIMAL Corpus, Annotation of Hand Movement Data, Annotation of Manual Configurations, Coarticulation Analysis.
* Clément Reverdy, who defended his Ph.D. Thesis Data-Driven Annotation and Synthesis of Facial Expressions in French Sign Language in December 2019, with co-advisor Sylvie Gibet. Related publications: STAR, Optimal Marketset, Annotation of Facial Data, Annotation and Synthesis using Blendshapes.
* Pablo Quesada, who defended his Master Thesis Burning Paper: Simulation at the Fiber's Level in July 2010. Related publication: Burning of Paper.
* Javier Alcon, who defended his Master Thesis A Study of the Influence of Dynamic Wrinkles on the Perceived Realism of Real-Time Character Animations in July 2010, with co-advisor David Travieso Garcia. Related publication: Influence of Dynamic Wrinkles on the Perceived Realism of Real-Time Character Animations.
* Javi Macias, who defended his Master Thesis Marching Quads: an Implicit Surface Poligonizer Optimized for Models to be Animated in June 2010 (Mesh Generation)
* Juan Ramos, PhD Student 2007-2009 (Anatomically Based Real-Time Character Animation). Related publications: poster 2009, journal paper 2013.
* José Juan Aliaga, Master student (Sea Anemones).

Teaching at University of South Brittany

Fall 2015

INF2344 - M2 WMR - Animation and Image Synthesis
INFE302 - A2 ENSIBS - Avanced Object Oriented Programming (in C++)

Spring 2016

INF1604 - L3 Computer Science - Logic

Previous Lectures

Conferences & Committees & Associations

ACM SIGGRAPH Specialized Conferences Committee Member since Aug 08
SCA Steering Committee 2009-2013
Madrid ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter Creator and Vice President
ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH Member and Eurographics Lab Member

Program Committee Member

Member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics

CASA 2016
MOCO 2017
SIGGRAPH Unified Jury: 2016
MIG 2016

SIGGRAPH Unified Jury: 2016
SIGGRAPH Sketches and Posters: 2006, 2007
SIGGRAPH Asia Sketches and Posters: 2008, 2010, 2011
SCA (Symposium on Computer Animation): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
CAe (Symposium on Computational Aesthetics): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
EXPRESSIVE (CAe + NPAR + SBIM): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
CASA (Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
MIG (ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Motion in Games): 2012, 2013
MOCO (International Workshop on Movement and Computing): 2016, 2017
GRAPP: 2008, 2009, 2010
SITIS: 2009, 2012
WSCG: 2013
Eurographics Animation Theater 2006

Organizing Committee

SCA 2010 (Symposium on Computer Animation): Conference co-Chair with Francois Faure (University Joseph Fourier)
SCA 2006 (Symposium on Computer Animation): Posters Chair, Local Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH Sketches and Posters 2006: XSV Apprentice co-Chair with Hanspeter Pfister (Harvard University)

Publications & Talks

Publications (last 3)

You can find a complete list of my publications here.

A Survey on the Animation of Signing Avatars: From Sign Representation to Utterance Synthesis
Lucie Naert, Caroline Larboulette and Sylvie Gibet
Computers & Graphics, Volume 92, page 76--98, Nov 2020.
Elemental: a Gesturally Controlled System to Perform Meteorological Sounds
Tiago Brizolara da Rosa, Sylvie Gibet and Caroline Larboulette
In Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Jul 2020.
LSF-ANIMAL: A Motion Capture Corpus in French Sign Language Designed for the Animation of Signing Avatars
Lucie Naert, Caroline Larboulette and Sylvie Gibet
In Procceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC, Marseille, France, May 2020.

Invited Talks (last 3)

You can find a complete list of my talks and details here.

"Animating Virtual Characters and their Environment", Université de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, 25 Nov 2011.

"Character Animation: from Modeling to Rendering", Ecole polytechnique de l'université de Nantes, 2 Apr 2010.

"Real-Time 3D Character Animation", Trinity College Dublin, 29 Aug 2008.