Papers by Jacob Brooks

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Holding the Shape in Hair Simulation

Hayley Iben, Jacob Brooks, Christopher Bolwyn
July 2019

Hair simulation models are based on physics, but require additional controls to achieve certain looks or art directions. A common simulation control is to use hard or soft constraints on the kinematic points provided by the articulation of the scalp or explicit rigging of the hair [Kaur et al. 2018; ... more

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Hair Emoting with Style Guides in Turning Red

Brandon Montell, Fernando de Goes, Jacob Brooks
May 2022

For Pixar's feature film Turning Red, the grooming and simulation teams faced the challenge of handling characters with millions of fur and hair curves, which often needed to behave differently in each shot reflecting the characters' emotional states. This work describes new tools developed to assist artists in managing and ... more

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Siggraph Talk 2022