(Link to YouTube) Every year at the Siggraph conference, pioneers in the field of computer graphics share their new technology.
This geeky preview highlights the technical accomplishments that will filter down to the visual effects we see in movies and animated TV commercials. Some of the innovations are ever more complex interactions of particles and fur, and dissimilar materials flowing or melting.
|Multispecies simulation of porous sand and water mixtures|
1:30 A text-to-video synthesizer that can make Obama (or anybody) say anything.
1:50 Video of a face talking can be remapped to match a given drawing or painting style.
2:00 A deep-learning method to turn crude cartoons into 3D sculpts.