SIGGRAPH 2016 Technical Papers Preview

by | 17 May 2016 | Conferences, Graphics, Industry Leaders, Interactive Techniques, Research

© 2016 Cornell University, Columbia University, and Stanford University

The SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The 2016 program includes both juried and curated content, and will feature over 160 papers. Juried papers are published in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics.

During the conference, paper authors provide brief overviews of their work during the Technical Papers Fast Forward session, then present their complete papers in a 22-minute session that includes three minutes of Q&A. The following highlights offer a sneak peek into what you can expect this summer:

s2016_Technical Papers_0032_Schrodingers Smoke© 2016 California Institute of Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, and Google

Schrödinger’s Smoke
Authors: Albert Chern and Peter Schröder, California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Felix Knöppel and Ulrich Pinkall, Technische Universität Berlin (UT Berlin); and, Steffen Weißmann, Google Inc.
A new method for simulation of fluids that is particularly adept at representing vorticity and the intricate visual phenomena that depend on it. The method takes ideas from quantum mechanics for an entirely new approach to fluid simulation, yet the resulting algorithms are very simple and efficient.
Toward Animating Water with Complex Acoustic Bubbles (Pictured Top)
Authors: Timothy Langlois, Cornell University; Changxi Zheng, Columbia University; and, Doug James, Stanford University
This paper explores methods for synthesizing physics-based bubble sounds directly from two-phase incompressible simulations of bubbly water flows.

s2016_Technical Papers_0164_Designing Structually-Sound (small)© 2016 The Walt Disney Company and Carnegie Mellon University

Designing Structurally-Sound Ornamental Curve Networks
Authors: Jonas Zehnder and Bernhard Thomaszewski, The Walt Disney Company; and, Stelian Coros, Carnegie Mellon University
A computational tool for designing ornamental curve networks: structurally sound physical surfaces with user-controlled aesthetics.

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