About me

As part of the CMIC team, I design and develop algorithms that bring the next generation of visual effects to life in blockbuster films and Triple-A games. My current research, a collaboration with international researchers from Square Enix and Imagica, focuses on both rendering and animation for real time digital avatars. Most recently, some of our experiments were presented at CEDEC'19 in Japan.

Primary Skills

  • Computer Graphics
    • Research: Animation, Motion Capture
    • Software: Maya, UE4, Unity
  • Programming Languages
    • Academic: Grace, Newspeak, Simple Object Machine
    • Languages: Python, Java, C, C++
  • Other Skills
    • Multimedia Design
    • Linear Algebra
    • Elementary Japanese (N5)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Computer Graphics
    VUW, Thesis
  • Bachelor of Design
    Digital Media Design
    VUW

Projects

Coming soon.

Posts

Coming soon.

Publications

  • Piku Piku Interpolation [ ACM ]
    An artist-guided sampling algorithm for synthesizing detail applied to facial animation
    Richard Roberts, Rafael K. dos Anjos, J.P. Lewis, Ken Anjyo
    SIGGRAPH Asia '19
    2019.11
  • Saliency Diagrams [ ACM ]
    A tool for analyzing animation through the relative importance of keyposes
    Nicolas Nghiem, Richard Roberts, J.P. Lewis, Junyong Noh
    SIGGRAPH Asia '19
    2019.11
  • Which of My Transient Type Checks Are Not (Almost) Free? [ ACM ]
    Isaac Oscar Gariano, Richard Roberts, Stefan Marr, Michael Homer, James Noble
    VMIL '19
    2019.10
  • Transient Typechecks are (Almost) Free [ ACM , GitHub ]
    Richard Roberts, Stefan Marr, Michael Homer, James Noble
    ECOOP '19
    2019.07
  • Optimal and Interactive Keyframe Selection for Motion Capture [ CVM , Web , GitHub ]
    Richard Roberts, J.P. Lewis, Ken Anjyo, Jaewoo Seo, and Yeongho Seol
    Computational Visual Media
    2019.06
  • Optimal and Interactive Keyframe Selection for Motion Capture [ ACM , Web , GitHub ]
    Richard Roberts, J.P. Lewis, Ken Anjyo, Jaewoo Seo, and Yeongho Seol
    SIGGRAPH Asia '18
    2018.12
  • Optimal and Interactive Keyframe Selection for Motion Capture [ IEEE ]
    Richard Roberts and Byron Mallett
    IVCNZ '13
    2018.12
  • Synthesis of Incidental Detail as Composable Components
    in a Functional Language
    [ IEEE ]
    Richard Roberts, Timothy Jones, and J.P. Lewis
    IVCNZ '13
    2018.12