As every year the SIGGRAPH papers and presentations offer an exciting glimpse into the future capabilities of our favorite 3D-suites. There are some outstanding technologies just around the horizon and I want to start our coverage of them with this video on “Stitch Meshes for Modeling Knitted Clothing with Yarn-level Detail”. It’s about woolly sweaters, actually.
The amount of work and detail going into something seemingly mundane like a sweater is just staggering. Even more staggering is the fact that someone actually takes the time and effort to create a complete toolchain for simulating this.