Computer graphics have come a long way since a T-Rex ate that lawyer in Jurassic Park. But if these glimpses of what the next generation of CG has in store, we ain't seen nothing yet. Cloth simulations with hyper-realistic wrinkling, modelling complex human hair using thermal imaging, and new approaches to smoke rendering will make our future blockbusters even more blockbustery.

The video is a collection of the research being unveiled at the 2012 Siggraph Asia conference. It brings together the world's top minds in computer graphics who show off the jaw-dropping research they've all been working on. The future of movie making and gaming can't get here fast enough. [YouTube via BoingBoing]