Hanging out at SIGGRAPH

I'm spending this week hanging out at my favorite Geek+Artist Fest: SIGGRAPH. The folks from Weta did a great presentation today on the work they did on Avatar. Between their fascinating simulation of muscle dynamics for accurate skin deformations, the many ways they used deep alpha maps & abused the immense size of their disk farm, to the studly tricks they did with spherical harmonics to fake out global illumination, I'm impressed. Huge fun.
July 25, 2010