Hair animation remains one of the most difficult areas of character creation. Mimicking the collective, but not altogether uniform, motion of thousands of flexible, wispy strands is a task that even expert animators find daunting. Lifelike hair animation can elevate an otherwise
Physical character interaction is hard to fake–whether it’s between two in-world characters, between users and characters, or between a character or avatar and its environmental surroundings. Nevertheless, interaction is central to user-driven storytelling and building immersive VR and AR experiences that suspend disbelief.
What's in a SphereBot?
“SphereBot” is an experiment in robotic simulation by one of our physics engineers, Tom Mirades. While Tom isn’t creating a hardware controller to drive a real-world replica, he is motivated by an adjacent question: “how close to reality can I make something behave?” Tom is
From using digital doubles for physical therapy, to virtual reality practitioners and support dogs—interactive character simulation will improve wellness and enrich medicine. We built some prototypes to explore these applications.
Back pain is endemic to modern life; according to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the