Ron Fedkiw, who works in the computer science department at Stanford University, has helped develop the software to solve a lot of complex 3-D modeling challenges.
How does hair behave when you shake your head, for example? There are complex interactions at the micro and macro levels.
Fedkiw’s analytical process involves math and physics concepts like topology, fluid dynamics, and “robust invertible quasistatic simulations.”
Never since the Renaissance has the field of visual art been exposed to such fresh new thinking that blends so many different disciplines.
For those of us who work in traditional media, the digital work of Fedkiw and his colleagues is a stimulating inspiration, because it helps us understand more about what we’re drawing and painting.
See a full gallery of Ron Fedkiw’s works here.
The hair was created with the help of Andrew Selle and Michael Lentine
Fire with Jeong-Mo Hong, Tamar Shinar, Duc Nguyen and Henrik Jensen.