I love a good demonstration of technology. Unreal Engine They're always awesome, but they're not as hilarious as SIGGRAPH's annual preview technical videos, which showcase a collection of the most promising computer graphics research projects of the year. And you've never binged episodes of How is it done and you've been captivated by someone making plastic cups or conga drums or whatever, you're ready for energy – a calm, cheerful voice that talks about porous 3D materials and digital socks .
SIGGRAPH, which stands for Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, has been around for decades: it’s an annual computer science conference that highlights essentially interesting things that researchers and the tech industry are doing with computers and “interactive techniques”. SIGGRAPH has a games section, but I think the most fun thing is to see recreating everyday and boring things with exhausting details with computer graphics. An Unreal Engine demonstration isn't going to be great on a properly wrinkled digital sweater, but it's a SIGGRAPH demonstration, and it's better for that.
“Speaking of textiles,” says the perfect narrator who makes a perfect transition to the previous video, “applying forces over time you can finally simulates pulling socks. "I mean, yeah. Hell yeah. Who doesn't want to finally pretend to throw on socks? Think about how hard it is to cheer up! We're still upset when our video game layers go through our characters, while these SIGGRAPH researchers are here nailing realistic elastic fabrics.
The preview of the technical document for 2021 about four minutes ago highlights some of the projects that will be shown at SIGGRAPH this August. There is a lot of animated dance and a constantly calming narrative that somehow makes projects like "An Implicit Method of Conserving the Impulse of Material for Surface Tension with Contact Angles and Spatial Gradients." nice instead of intimidating. And researchers seem to have a strange obsession with using a bunny for their tech demonstrations.
It's a very nice video.