CoSTAR Realtime Lab - AHRC

The CoSTAR Realtime Lab is led by Abertay University with core partners:

  • Water’s Edge Studio
  • Codebase
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Interface
  • Scottish Enterprise

It will bring together video games development expertise in Dundee’s globally significant InGAME cluster with world-leading applied research and development (R&D) at Abertay, with the University of Edinburgh’s expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Video credit: AHRC

The Realtime Lab will place R&D side-by-side with live commercial production, offering routes to commercialisation and markets beyond most small and medium business (SME) networks. It will facilitate industry sector engagement, catalysing innovation in:

  • performance and motion capture
  • virtual humans and dynamic procedural performance
  • machine learning for production and artificial intelligence for process reproduction
  • artificial intelligence for dynamic effects and procedural graphics for visual effects
  • advanced scanning technologies for 3D volume acquisition and ML/AI for procedural environment generation
  • developing lighting and ray tracing standards to deliver environmental fidelity
  • location-based software and hardware integration
  • integrated virtual and real-world film and TV production

Last updated: 22 November 2023

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