VIDEO: New Physics Engine Does Wonders for Miku's Hair, Skirt

Meet the Directable Physics Engine

Geniuses in Japan have come up with a new program that adds realism to the hair and clothing found on computer characters. The demo video for this Directable Physics Engine begins with a goofy looking rabbit, but then Hatsune Miku pops up midway and the real purpose behind this tech is reveled: how to maximize the realism in her “ahoge” hair strand and the epoch-defining creation of an “impenetrable skirt” effect (how popular will this be, I wonder…). Enjoy below!




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