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A Better Fog and Smoke Machine From Computer Scientists at UC San Diego
April 15, 2008
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) computer scientists have created a fog and smoke machine for computer graphics that cuts the computational cost of making realistic smoky and foggy 3-D images, such as beams of light from a lighthouse piercing thick fog. By cutting the computing costs, UCSD computer scientists are helping to pull cutting edge graphics techniques out of research labs and into movies, and eventually video games and beyond.
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