Instead of talking about an out-of-season snow sport today, I would like to express the awesomeness of Disney Animation Studios. They were the animators behind the new movie Frozen. This Image below is a photo of snow in the physics engine used to make the movie. If you would like to see the snow movement in action, follow the image source link that I provided.
Few people realize the amount of time that goes into something with this amount of graphical fidelity. Polygons are clusters of points together that form a virtual shape. In the play station two days of video games, the characters consisted of around 4000-5000 polygons each. This model of snow is well over 100,000 polygons. The Engine allows the polygons to react with each other in a similar manner to how they would in real life. This is incredible and it blows my mind.