Caleido-scop is an independent, privately held company, focused on providing research & development, consulting and training services to animation studios, visual effects and post-production companies.

Founded in 2010 by computer graphics veterans Frédéric Cros, Thierry Lauthelier and Marc Jirou, who were joined by Geoff Levner in 2011 and Lionel Baboud in 2012, Caleido-scop's vision is to bring long-term and innovative solutions to its customers based on state of the art technologies.

Software contributions

  • Action3D © Sogitec
  • Explore © TDI
  • PORC / Clovis © Medialab
  • Symbor © Mac Guff Ligne
  • Trukor © Mac Guff Ligne
  • Mglr © Mac Guff Ligne
  • InK © Mac Guff Ligne
  • Relight © The Bakery
  • Kurtis © Texels
  • Kirpi © Caleido-scop

Production contributions



  • Dior
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Coca-Cola™
  • Club Internet
  • Evian Babies
  • Kenzo
  • Kodak


TV Series


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The four associates, F. Cros, T. Lauthelier, M. Jirou and G. Levner, are pioneers in the computer graphics industry and worked for major animation and FX studios (Sogitec, TDI, Médialab, Ex Machina, Mac Guff Ligne, The Bakery). They have managed R&D teams and published a number of articles. They also initiated the business cluster Cap Digital and contributed to the HD3D-IIO project.

lionel_baboud_photoLionel Baboud, Ph.D., joined the team in september 2012.

Technical Partners

The Foundry


Les Scop