kinda wonderful to see that this is become technique. While not veridical, to my eye it is real-adjacent.
exerpted from Jim Thacker, “The best of Siggraph 2017’s technical papers”
Anisotropic Elastoplasticity for Cloth, Knit and Hair Frictional Contact
Chenfanfu Jiang, Theodore Gast, Joseph Teran
Jiang and Teran also contributed to a second paper on elastoplasticity, this time using a novel version of the Material Point Method to simulate contacts between cloth or hair and other materials. They use a lot of striking test cases, including a jumper being torn apart and a bag being filled with slime. … at the start of the video [they show] 7 million grains of coloured sand flow over a sheet of cloth, then fall to the ground [as] the Siggraph logo.