July 16, 2010 12:01 PM Subscribe
A preview of SIGGRAPH 2010
, which is already producing the usual spate of demonstration videos, some fascinating, some slightly disturbing.
For a quick preview of the future, check out the Emerging Technologies Trailer
and overviews of the presentations
. Or maybe you're more interested in the Computer Animation Festival Trailer
First off in the fascinating department, Rigid-Body Fracture Sound
demonstrates realistic computer generated sound effects to go along with smashing realistic computer generated crockery.
For display technologies, there's the Multi-Layered Display with Water Drops
and the Camera-less Smart Laser Projector
For input, there's the 3D Input Interface for Mobile Devices
(called In-air Typing Interface in the trailer), some more footage of the Lumino Building Blocks
, and an explanation of the Haptic Canvas
And in the slightly disturbing department, there's Parametric Reshaping of Human Bodies in Images
, which suggests that the airbrushing that used to be the province of fashion magazines will soon become ubiquitous.
For a little more information on some of the projects from the emerging technologies trailer: