By John Spizzirri, Contributing Writer, Argonne National Laboratory
There is no questioning the power of a full head of shiny, buoyant hair. Not in real life, not in commercials, and, it turns out, not in computer-generated (CG) animation. Just as more expensive brands of shampoos provide volume, luster, and flow to a human head of hair, so too does more expensive computational power provide the waggle of a prince’s mane or raise the hackles of an evil yak.
Hair proves to be one of the most complex assets in animation, as each strand is comprised of near-infinite individual particles, affecting the way every other strand behaves… Exascale computing will push the Media and Entertainment industry beyond today’s technical barriers. Read how in the latest news on exascaleproject.org.