Oscar pour Gilles Daviet

Congratulations to Gilles Daviet, Ensimag alumnus, who prepared a PhD (with PERSYVAL)  at Inria Grenoble, defended in 2016, on hair and granular simulation.

He then continued to develop innovative hair simulation systems at Weta Digital, which were used for instance in the movies « War for the planet of the Apes » (fourrure) and « Alita: Battle Angle » (cheveux).

For his outstanding technical contributions and the impact of his work, he has been recognized for this year’s Scientific and Technical Achievements Oscar:



"To Niall Ryan, Christoph Sprenger and Gilles Daviet for the Synapse Hair Simulation System.

The Synapse Hair Simulation System is a robust, predictable and highly scalable position-based dynamics system with a novel inverse parameter solver. It has helped Weta Digital artists create a wide range of photorealistic digital characters and digital stunt doubles."

Congratulations Gilles !!!