Computer graphics have come a long way since a T-Rex ate that lawyer in Jurassic Park. But if these glimpses of what the next generation of CG has in store, we ain't seen nothing yet. Cloth simulations with hyper-realistic wrinkling, modelling complex human hair using thermal imaging, and new approaches to smoke rendering will make our future blockbusters even more blockbustery.
The video is a collection of the research that was unveiled at the 2012 Siggraph Asia conference that just wrapped. It brings together the world's top minds in computer graphics who show off the jaw-dropping research they've all been working on. The future of movie-making and gaming can't get here fast enough. [YouTube via BoingBoing]