"The fact is that my brain goes out to play. That’s what creativity is — intelligence having fun. Imagination is more important than Knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." (A. Einstein)

Current affiliations

  • Ecole Polytechnique / IP Paris, 2020-

  • Uber Chair "Integrated Urban Mobility", 2020-

Past affiliations

  • Télécom Paris / IP Paris, 2017-2020

  • Allegorithmic Research (Paris), 2017-2020

  • University Rennes 1, 2015-2016

  • Inria Grenoble, 2013-2014

  • Inria Rennes, 2010-2013

  • Newcastle University (UK), 2010

Viewpoint Manipulation with the Toric Space, ACM SIGGRAPH 2015Duirector's Lens, ACM MUltimedia 2011Directing the Photography, CGF 2018IRIS European Network of Excellence


Feb. 2020

Our paper "Real-time Anticipation of Occlusions for Automated Camera Control in Toric Space" has been accepted for publication in Computer Graphics Forum, proceedings of Eurographics 2020. (see publications tab)

Feb. 2020

Since Feb. 1st, 2020, I am on a new position at LIX / Ecole Polytechnique. I am involved in the Uber - X chair on "Integrated Uban Mobility", held by Prof. Claudia D'Ambrosio. In this context, I joined Prof. Marie-Paule Cani, member of Académie des Sciences, and the Geometry & Visual Computing group led by Prof. Damien Rohmer.

Sep. 2018

Our inverse-lighting paper "Directing the Photography" has been presented at Pacific Graphics. (see publications tab)

Oct. 2017

I joined the Computer Graphics Group of Prof. Tamy Boubekeur (Telecom Paris) and the Allegorithmic Research & Innovation lab.

May 2016

The materials of our Eurographics Tutorial on Algorithms and Techniques for Virtual Camera Control are available (see tutorial materials).

Sep 2015

The first release of the ToricCam library is available, with examples of use. ToricCam enables solving viewpoint computation, in it is very good for one-shots and two-shots. It relies on our 2D Manifold surface [Lino & Christie, 2012], as well as it provides the core source code required to use our Toric Space viewpoint representation [Lino & Christie, 2015]

(editing: H.-Y. Wu; voice over: H.-Y. Wu)

Showcase of our SolidFrame tool coupled with SolidAnim's "Mr Melies" marker-less tracking device

Inria @ Siggraph 2015


ANR pioneering project, for the 10th anniversary of ANR. CineCitta JCJC project (2012-2016), lead by Dr M. Christie

"Best innovation of the year", SolidAnim/Inria, Genie Awards of Paris Image Digital Summit 2017

Selected Industrial Partnerships

Uber (2020-), Uber - X chair "Integrated Urban Mobility" (2019-)

Paris, France


Technicolor (2015-)

Rennes, France


SolidAnim (2014-), ANR LabCom CineViz (2016-2019)

Bordeaux, France

Los Angeles Area, CA, USA

Selected Academic Projects

FP7 Network of Excellence IRIS (2009-2011)

Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling

Selected Patents

Methods, System and Software Program for Shooting and Editing a Film

Comprising at least One Image of a 3D Computer-generated Animation

W. Bares, C. Lino, M. Christie, R. Ranon, US Patent n° 20130135315, May 30th 2013.

Most Prominent Contributions

Intuitive and Efficient Camera Control with the Toric Space [hal] [acm]

C. Lino, M. Christie

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) - Proceedings of SIGGRAPH, Vol. 34 (4), pp. 82:1-82:12, 2015, ACM New York, NY, USA.

The Director’s Lens: An Intelligent Assistant for Virtual Cinematography [hal] [acm] [patent] [technology transfer]

C. Lino, M. Christie, R. Ranon, W. Bares

In ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

CineSys : A Cinematography System for Interactive 3D Environments

A Real-time Cinematography System for Interactive 3D Environments [hal] [acm]

C. Lino, M. Christie, F. Lamarche, G. Schofield, P. Olivier.

In ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, 2010, Madrid, Spain.