Generating Realistic Human Hair for “The Matrix Reloaded”

While not listed as an author, the paper acknowledges my work developing the "Gossamer" Maya plugin used to style hair for characters in The Matrix Reloaded.  Gossamer is a set of plugins and scripts for Alias|Wavefront Maya. It has all the parameters of Maya Fur, but also provides functionality that allows the user to directly move control points on "guide" hairs which are then used to generate many interpolated hairs. The interpolated hair is rendered in real-time using OpenGL in Maya. This allows artists to see the hairstyle as it would appear in the final rendered image while they are working. Gossamer also provides