The CGI of movies like Avatar and Life of Pi have set new standards for graphics in movies, but what does the future hold? Research from the 2012 Siggraph Asia Conference unveils the hyper-realistic future. The conference also focuses heavily on computer animation, time-based art, visualizations for science, real-time graphics, and animated shorts.
Visual graphics work that is able to create anything from detailed fabric textures and sea waves to thermal imagining capturing complex movement (e.g. human hair, smoke renderings). The video below reflects the graphics research in a summarized explanation. Computer graphics are the engine driving numerous Hollywood movies.