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June 14, 2007 6:06 PM   Subscribe

An interesting set of videos demonstrating the state of liquid and particle systems simulation for use in movies, games, etc. It's the work of Ron Fedkiw, a computational physicist and consultant for ILM^ , who worked with his students to create all sorts of other interesting CG creations.
posted by BlackLeotardFront (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool; I only wish I could get the neoplastic armadillo vid to work on my browser.

(yes, that WOULD be a great band name!)
posted by misha at 6:38 PM on June 14, 2007

I wonder how realistically he could simulate the drool dripping from my mouth while watching these videos.

posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:48 PM on June 14, 2007

Pretty neat, though they don't seem like they'd fool anyone yet. OTOH, I first saw the water ones exactly 3 years ago, so maybe the state of the art has advanced since then.
posted by DU at 7:10 PM on June 14, 2007

This simulations from scanline are much more impressive. I'd think these are not quite state of the art.
posted by PissOnYourParade at 8:48 PM on June 14, 2007

The scanline ones are beautiful, esp. the renders where the liquid is completely opaque.
posted by migurski at 11:57 PM on June 14, 2007

My guess is that the scanline demo is a very nice render of the same kinds of simulation.
posted by hupp at 12:44 AM on June 15, 2007

That last video is the best. Very nice stuff.
posted by zardoz at 1:57 AM on June 15, 2007

Yeah, hupp. The scanline ones are cool, but those are final cut versions - the technology is probably very similar but they've composited the real shots, added lighting and textures, etc.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 2:00 AM on June 15, 2007

The things that used to be hard in CG were water, fire and faces. Scratch water and fire off the list.

I wish I had known that these demonstrations were the answer to the "what good is all this math" questions I had in high school.

I wonder what Ray Harryhausen thinks of this.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 5:08 AM on June 15, 2007

Hot damn. Now I want to go burn something down.
posted by bukvich at 3:44 PM on June 15, 2007

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