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[ET] Researchers Finally Crack Realistic Hair. (VIDEO)

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http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/156862-researchers-finally-crack-realistic-real-time-rendered-hair-in-video-games
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Thanks to the ever-increasing power of computer chips, and billions of dollars of R&D into human kinetics, gait analysis, and musculoskeletal biomechanics, we can now model the human body and face with superb realism. Hair, though, with its millions of interwoven and interrelated strands, is really difficult to get right. For the most part, male heroes are just given short hair, and females — despite a disproportionate amount of effort on behalf of the 3D artist — are usually stuck with a dull, lifeless hairdo.

Now, thanks to the work of Princeton and the University of Southern California researchers that will be presented at Siggraph 2013 in June, beautiful, bouncy, realistic hair could be just around the corner. At this point you should watch the video below.

It's like my whole life has been leading up to this moment. eek.gif
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now fix the movement
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That is pretty neat! So many uses.
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Pretty awesome stuff.
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Can't wait! hope this works with non-human hair too - looking forward to extreme realistic grooming in secret of the magic crystals and my little pony games rolleyes.gif

 

Games without hair are really going to miss out...

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The physics were bad and the hair looks a bit too clay-like in some cases, but overall very nice. MUCH better than current hair, but probably not something we'll see in games anytime soon.
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that's huge step forward indeed. I feel like the physics is not quite right, but it's a very promissing start.
Hair is such an important part ... I whish all video games could feature that kind of graphics ....
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The .pdf isn't loading for me, but was there any info about the computational power required to do this in realtime?

Personally, I'm still waiting for audio improvements such as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrx9a313d1E
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 5/30/13 at 9:01am
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Damn.... This beats TressFX to the death. Ouch...
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

The .pdf isn't loading for me, but was there any info about the computational power required to do this in realtime?

Two Xeons, several Xeon Phi's? ROFL
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