and now we tear one of them open
November 14, 2019 9:22 AM   Subscribe

A Thermomechanical Material Point Method for Baking and Cooking, or: now we're cookin' with graphs. If you want the gory mathematical details, here's the paper. And, via a bread simulation segue, here's some tearing and breaking stuff.
posted by cortex (12 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
posted by kinnakeet at 9:55 AM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

You can't have your cake and eat it, though.
posted by pipeski at 10:21 AM on November 14, 2019

The Uncanny Bakery.
posted by cowcowgrasstree at 10:40 AM on November 14, 2019 [3 favorites]

Wow, this is amazing stuff! I'm amazed that the same basic system can handle both the bread baking and the raisin making very realistically, not to mention the marshmallow. I do wonder how much parameter tweaking by hand they had to do to get the demos to look so good...
posted by SaltySalticid at 11:12 AM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

All very impressive from a technical perspective, but that s'more is a culinary crime.
posted by jedicus at 11:16 AM on November 14, 2019

Can I play this on Steam yet?
posted by srboisvert at 12:25 PM on November 14, 2019

Three of the five authors of the baking and cooking paper have published papers directly through Disney Animation in the past. One, Joseph Teran, worked on the snow simulation method which was developed expressly for the movie Frozen.

It's posible that Disney asked for better baking and cooking simulation in case Rataoutille 2 gets greenlit.
posted by suckerpunch at 1:51 PM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

I’d pay money to push armadillos down flights of stairs.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:41 PM on November 14, 2019 [2 favorites]

As someone who spent 12 years cooking for a living and developing my own idiosyncratic mental models of how heat transforms various ingredients and concoctions over time, this is fucking amazing. My jaw dropped when they cut open the lava cake.
posted by STFUDonnie at 6:29 PM on November 14, 2019 [2 favorites]

Foolish humans ... they use their puny computers to simulate baking breads so large that they dare not bake. But one day they will bake a bread so large it will destroy them!
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:35 PM on November 14, 2019

The simulation hypothesis now seems more plausible. Except for the "turtles" issue.
posted by sjswitzer at 1:38 PM on November 15, 2019

Watching this is making me hungry, which I guess is the ultimate proof of success.
posted by automatronic at 5:06 AM on November 17, 2019

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