The 4th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia
Conference 12-15 December • Exhibition 13-15 December • Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Exhibitor Sessions

Character Clothing In Physx 3

Tuesday 13 December | 10:00 - 10:50 | Room S221

PhysX 3 has a revamped toolset for character clothing. In this session, we will demonstrate and explain each feature of the new clothing engine. The new character clothing engine is specifically tailored toward the needs of game developers, focusing on high performance as well as addressing previously difficult issues such as character collisions.

The techniques include new constraint solvers, virtual particle algorithm for collision, and optimized API and pipeline for character clothing. Each feature is optimized for various platforms such as SSE (CPU), CUDA (GPU), Xbox, and PS3. We will also discuss challenges in adapting each algorithm for various platforms.

Tae-Yong Kim is an R&D engineer at NVIDIA and a member of the clothing engine team for PhysX 3. He is also working on various research problems related to real-time physics simulation within the PhysX Research team. Prior to the roles in NVIDIA, he had worked at Rhythm and Hues Studios for eight years. He wrote various software for over 80 Hollywood films, including Chronicles of Narnia, Superman Returns, The incredible Hulk, and Mummy 3. He holds an MS degree and PhD from the University of Southern California, and a BS degree from Seoul National University.

Tae-Yong Kim
Dev Tech
NVIDIA Corporation