Technical Papers Video Preview | SIGGRAPH 2013

Watch the fascinating new trailer for Siggraph 2013 featuring cool new technologies, showing jaw-dropping simulations, experimental graphics and more…

The technical papers showcased in the Siggraph 2013 technology trailer will be presented at this year’s conference in California in late July.

The trailer contains some very interesting experimental technologies and there are some great topics, ranging from ‘Propagation of Light Acquiring Reflectance and Shape from Continuous Spherical Harmonic Illumination’ and ‘Scalable real-time volumetrics’ to ‘GI with Radiance Regression Functions’ and ‘New Approach to Handwriting Beautification’.

If the narration stumps you slightly, don’t worry, the real beauty is in watching the unbelievable animations: there’s an automatic animation tool, a clever new hair graphics system, and a simulation of wet, dense snow (right at the end of the trailer) – convincing stuff from The University of California, Los Angeles and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Below are just a few highlights from the Technical Papers program:

The Structure-Aware Hair Capture work by Linjie Luo, Hao Li and Szymon Rusinkiewicz is extremely clever stuff.

Their system reconstructs coherent and plausible wisps aware of the underlying hair structures from a set of still images without any special lighting. Take a look:

Also of note is the ICTGraphicsLab’s work on Acquiring Reflectance and Shape from Continuous Spherical Harmonic Illumination:

And this tech, from C. Lawrence Zitnick, tidies up your sloppy handwriting. Great, if like me, you have OCD tendencies!

Siggraph 2013 Technical Papers program

The 40th Siggraph conference will be held in Anaheim in late July.

The Siggraph Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

At the conference, paper authors provide brief overviews of their work in the Technical Papers Fast Forward event, then they present their complete papers in 22.5-minute sessions that include 4.5 minutes of Q&A.

For more information, visit the Siggraph site