“Grasshopper: DreamWorks Environmental Motion System”

  • ©Chris De St. Jeor, Chris Michael, Kurt Phillips, and Arunachalam Somasundaram

  • ©Chris De St. Jeor, Chris Michael, Kurt Phillips, and Arunachalam Somasundaram

  • ©Chris De St. Jeor, Chris Michael, Kurt Phillips, and Arunachalam Somasundaram

  • ©Chris De St. Jeor, Chris Michael, Kurt Phillips, and Arunachalam Somasundaram

  • ©Chris De St. Jeor, Chris Michael, Kurt Phillips, and Arunachalam Somasundaram

  • ©Chris De St. Jeor, Chris Michael, Kurt Phillips, and Arunachalam Somasundaram

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Entry Number: 62

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    Grasshopper: DreamWorks Environmental Motion System

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    This talk presents DreamWorks’ Grasshopper, an environmental motion system for creating believable animation for grass, plants, and other vegetation. The system was used extensively on the complex and expansive sets in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and is currently being used on more productions at DreamWorks.

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    Arunachalam Somasundaram. 2017. FurCollide: Fast, Robust, and Controllable Fur Collisions with Meshes. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks (SIGGRAPH ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 55, 2 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3084363.3085051

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