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.


* Lucie Naert, PhD Student 2016-2019 (Signing Avatar: Translation, Editing, Synthesis, Evaluation) with co-advisor Sylvie Gibet
* Clément Reverdy, PhD Student 2014-2017 (Facial Animation for Signing Avatars) with co-advisors Sylvie Gibet and Vincent Barreaud

* Pablo Quesada, who defended his Master Thesis in July 2010 (Burning/Melting of Objects)
* Javier Alcon, who defended his Master Thesis in July 2010 (Perceptually Based Animation)
* Javi Macias, who defended his Master Thesis in June 2010 (Mesh Generation)
* Juan Ramos, PhD Student 2007-2009 (Anatomically Based Real-Time Character Animation: poster 2009, journal paper 2013)
* Jose 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.

Annotation automatique des configurations manuelles de la Langue des Signes Française à partir de données capturées
Lucie Naert, Caroline Larboulette and Sylvie Gibet
In Proceedings of JFIG, Rennes, France, Oct 2017.
Coarticulation Analysis for Sign Language Synthesis
Lucie Naert, Caroline Larboulette and Sylvie Gibet
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, Vancouver, Canada, Jul 2017.
I Am a Tree: Embodiment Using Physically Based Animation Driven by Expressive Descriptors of Motion
Caroline Larboulette and Sylvie Gibet
In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Movement and Computing, Thessaloniki, Greece, Jul 2016.

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.