ORIGAMI is an EU-funded project with the goal of developing advanced tools and new production techniques for high-quality mixing of real and virtual content for film and TV productions. In particular, the project focuses on pre-production tools for set creation through image-based 3D modelling of environments and objects. One key goal of the project is to achieve real-time in-studio previsualisation of the virtual elements (objects and actors) of the extended set. In this paper we illustrate the studio pre-visualisation system that has been developed for the project, and we describe its usage within a high-end film and TV production environment. We also give an overview of the developed solutions for the automatic generation of 3D models of environments and objects.

This document was originally published in the Conference Publication of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2003) Amsterdam 11th-15th September 2003.