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Sebastian Marino: Discussion around state of the art Reality Capture technology

Sebastian is the founder of JIG Lab ( He is a film industry veteran with over 15 years of experience as a technology innovator with A-list film studios such as Industrial Light + Magic, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Weta Digital. In 2002 he received an Academy Award (Science & Technology) for inventing software that simulates the motion of cloth, musculoskeletal structures, skin and hair for feature film production. Sebastian has made significant contributions to numerous Oscar and Visual Effects Society Award winning films, as well as some of the most successful film franchises of all time including Avatar, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Terminator, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Mummy & Jurassic Park.

JIG Lab focuses on software and hardware systems that generate, transform and render 3D point clouds.  We broadly refer to this application of computer vision technology as reality capture. Headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand with a satellite office in Chicago, USA. JIG Lab's partners and associates hold the following credentials:

  • 2 Academy Awards, Science and Technology Category, 2002 & 2013
  • 150+ Journal Publications
  • Alumni of Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, Disney, Sony Pictures Imageworks, NVidia.
  • 9 Patents in the field of Computer Graphics
  • Cover of Inc. Magazine


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  • Peter K.

    Interesting development and way of capturing 3D data. Hope he makes lots of money, has a lot of fun with it

    July 11, 2013

    • Edward A.

      It is a fascinating mix of low-tech hardware, tricky analysis, and global ambition. Could spread in so many directions ....

      July 11, 2013

    • Bohdan S.

      Reinforces the importance of linear algebra...

      July 12, 2013

  • Peter K.

    Know that Seb's an interesting character, and hence the discussion will also be

    July 9, 2013

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