3D Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Group

This group is concentrating on research on 3D Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Research.  The recent research  projects includes Interactive Environment for Virtual Heritage using Augmented Reality, Use of SIFT features for human face recognition,  Image compression techniques, Vehicle Number Plate Recognition,  Perception Enhanced Virtual Environment for Maritime Applications,  Hair simulation for 3D modeling and   Interactive 3D serious game development. One of the initial objectives of the research is to virtually model the Sigiriya Rock. It includes a tour of the Sigiriya rock where the lion leg, entrance, frescoes area and several other areas has been modeled. 3D graphics modeling of archaeological artifacts and reconstruction of damaged artifacts is another objective. The creation of the cultural heritage database using the laser scanner and reconstruction of damaged artifacts are in progress.