Soft Contact Deformer - whitepaper available

This would be awesome for all sorts of work, from medical animation to characters poking each other:

Part of the new upcoming version 6 of Messiah.

It would certainly be amazing to have for all kinds of uses. On a related note, is there currently a good way to prevent self-intersection of a character without a cloth/softbody using current tools? I’m thinking along the lines of elbow creases and whatnot.

We already should be able to do similar animations with vertex group modifiers or dynamic paint.