Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

Hairy Scary

Hairy Scary

Thursday, 9 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403AB
Session Chair: Paul Strauss, Google, Inc.

Curls Gone Wild: Hair Simulation in "Brave"

The complex, varied hairstyles in Pixar Animation Studios' "Brave" proved to be a unique technical challenge. This talk discusses the tools and techniques developed in production to create realistic and aesthetically pleasing simulations.

Olivier Soares
Pixar Animation Studios

Samantha Raja
Pixar Animation Studios

Rich Hurrey
Pixar Animation Studios

Hayley Iben
Pixar Animation Studios

High-Fidelity Facial Hair Capture

Extending multi-view face capture to reconstruct high-quality facial hair, automatically detecting hairs by careful analysis of the stereo-reconstruction error using a matching cost that properly accounts for camera-shot noise and pixel-sampling variance, and then reconstructing hair to better explain the input photographs.

Graham Fyffe
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Furry, Fuzzy, Lovable: Once Upon a Monster's Fur Pipeline

This overview of the fur pipeline used to create loveable muppets and monsters in "Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster" explains the authoring pipeline, simulation, tessellation, shading, lighting, and shadowing techniques used to create and render a wide variety of fur styles in real time.

Peter Demoreuille
Google Inc.

Oliver Franzke
Double Fine Productions, Inc.

Lydia Choy
Bloom Studio, Inc.