This Siggraph 2013 Paper video shows a structure-aware hair capture system.
Houdini 15 Sneak Peek
Side Effects will be showing Houdini 15 at SIGGRAPH 2015, but first here is a feature trailer.
SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies
SIGGRAPH 2014 will showcase more than 40 contributor Dailies with presenters ranging from students to industry giants.